Alfreda Markowska

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Alfreda Noncia Markowska (May 10, 1926 – January 30, 2021) was a Polish-Romani activist and Holocaust survivor. During World War II, she saved about fifty Jewish and Roma children from death in the Holocaust and the Porajmos genocide. She was born in Stanisławów, Poland.

In October 2006, Alfreda Markowska was awarded the Commander's Cross with Star of the Order of Polonia Restituta for saving Jewish and Roma children during World War II. Then-President of Poland Lech Kaczyński thanked her for her "heroism and uncommon bravery, for exceptional merit in saving human lives".[1]

Markowska died on 30 January 2021, at the age of 94.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. Caban, Agnieszka Mirosława. "Alfreda Markowska: Bohaterka trzech narodów (A Heroine of Three Nations)". Panorama Kultur. Archived from the original on 1 February 2014. Retrieved 4 February 2014.
  2. Nie żyje babcia Nońcia (in Polish)