During the war the widow Jadwiga Gaweł lived with his sons Józef and Jan in the village near Przewrotne near Głogów Małopolski. In the summer of 1942, she took under her roof a fugitive from the Głogów ghetto, twenty three year old Max Weinberger, whose parents and siblings were murdered by Germans. Gaweł family knew him well because before the war he bought in calves from the local peasants. Gaweł family arranged the hideout for Max in the attic of a small, poor house, providing him with food and safety. It was not easy because inhabitants of Przewrotne lived in constant fear, having in mind a few bloody pacifications carried out by the Germans within the framework of raids on partisans and Jews. Max survived the occupation, after the war he went to the U.S.A. and still was maintaining contact with Jadwiga and then with her sons Józef and Jan.
On Feb. 21, 1992 Jadwiga Gaweł and her sons were awarded the medal of the “Righteous Among the Nations”.