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Polish Novelist Who Helped Save Jews from Nazis, Dies at Age 76

April 22, 1968
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The death of a Polish novelist, Zofja Kossak, who as a member of the wartime Polish underground helped organize a committee to rescue Jews from the ghettoes of occupied Poland, was reported here today from Warsaw. Miss Kossak died on April 9 at the age of 76.

Arrested by the Nazis under an assumed name, she was never identified during a lengthy internment in the Auschwitz death camp. After the war, she came to Britain where she lived for 12 years before returning to Poland in 1957.

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