First and last name: Stefan Stankiewicz
Place during the war: Żabno, Podkarpackie Voivodeship (former Lwowskie Voivodeship)
Maria Kirszenbaum-Trześniewska and her three daughters were hiding in the farm of Stefan Stankiewicz in the Żabno near Radomyśl on the San River. Stankiewicz was an indigent elderly man. His neighbour, Dominik Głowacki helped him to take care of the Jewish family accommodated in the bunker built in the barn. All of them happily had survived the occupation and Maria with her daughters moved out to Palestine in 1946. During the time of occupation Dominik Głowacki was the director of the elementary school in Radomyśl, he led a secret teaching, and he was a soldier of the Union of Armed Struggle – Home Army (ZWZ-AK). In the autumn of 1945 he became the head of the Circle of Freedom and Sovereignty (WiN) in Radomyśl and since July 1946 – the head of Freedom and Sovereignty (WiN) in Tarnobrzeg. On 12 February 1948 he was arrested by officers of the Voivodeship Office of Public Security (WUBP) in Rzeszów. District Military Court (WSR) sentenced him to death on 11 June 1948 in Rzeszów, amended to 15 years in prison by the Supreme Military Court (NSW) in Warsaw on 13 August 1948. The document found in the archives of the Institute of National Remembrance is the evidence of courage of two Poles. It also confirms that Maria rescued by them did not forget her saviours.
On May 27, 2014, Stefan Stankiewicz and Dominik Głowacki were awarded the medal of the Righteous Among the Nations.