Auschwitz Block 18A – pt.15

What Marta was able to tell me about Stanislaw’s arrest and time at Auschwitz was, 

During a meeting of the members of the Association of Polish Artists and Designers all men were arrested. The Germans had a list of members present at the meeting. My father was a member of the Association but was not at this meeting. A German officer came to our home on April 16th, 1942 between 11 and 12 oclock at night to arrest him. The next day a German officer would come to our home with an order that my mother and I must leave Kraków immediately. From there we travelled to Zassow, to live at her parents estate.

While at Auschwitz he was in block 18A. This is known from an envelope addressed by Edward Kubalski to Stanislaw. The letter was written in German by Stanislaw’s mother for his birthday on the 2nd of June.

Though there were many rules applied to the process, Auschwitz prisoners were allowed to send and receive two letters a month. Sadly, the letter written by Edward Kubalski would never reach Stanislaw because he had already been executed on May 27th, 1942. Three days before his 33rd birthday.

To be continued…

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