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Pankiewicz, Tadeusz

Works: 12 works in 69 publications in 7 languages and 488 library holdings
Genres: Personal narratives‡vPolish  History  Personal narratives  Biography  Pictorial works  Personal narratives‡vJewish  Biographies 
Roles: Author
Classifications: DS135.P62, 940.5318
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Most widely held works by Tadeusz Pankiewicz
The Cracow Ghetto pharmacy by Tadeusz Pankiewicz( Book )

39 editions published between 1947 and 2017 in 8 languages and held by 291 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tadeusz Pankiewicz (November 21, 1908 in Sambor – November 5, 1993 buried in Kraków), was a Polish Roman Catholic pharmacist, operating in the Kraków Ghetto during the Nazi German occupation of Poland. He was recognized as "Righteous Among the Nations" by Yad Vashem on February 10, 1983, for rescuing countless Jews from the Holocaust. Pankiewicz studied at the Jagiellonian University in Kraków. In 1933, he took over the proprietorship of the "Under the Eagle" pharmacy (Apteka Pod Orłem) founded in 1910 by his father Jozef. The pharmacy was situated on Plac Zgody (formerly Mały Rynek square) in Kraków's Podgórze district. Its prewar clientele included both Gentile Poles and Jews. Under the German Nazi occupation of Poland during World War II, Podgórze district was closed off in March 1941 as a ghetto for local area Jewry. Within the walls of the Kraków Ghetto there were four prewar pharmacies owned by non-Jews. Pankiewicz was the only proprietor to decline the German offer of relocating to the gentile (non-Jewish) side of the city. He was given permission to continue operating his establishment as the only pharmacy in the Ghetto, and reside on the premises. His staff were given passage permits to enter and exit the ghetto for work. The often-scarce medications and pharmaceutical products supplied to the ghetto's residents, often free of charge, substantially improved their quality of life. In effect, apart from health care considerations, they contributed to survival itself. In his published testimonies, Pankiewicz makes particular mention of hair dyes used by those disguising their identities and tranquilizers given to fretful children required to keep silent during Gestapo raids. The pharmacy became a meeting place for the ghetto's intelligentsia, and a hub of underground activity. Pankiewicz and his staff, Irena Drozdzikowska, Helena Krywaniuk, and Aurelia Danek, risked their lives to undertake numerous clandestine operations: smuggling food and information, and offering shelter on the premises for Jews facing deportation to the camps
Krakowskie getto by Jan L Krzyżanowski( Book )

in Polish and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Apteka "Pod Orłem" w getcie krakowskim by Tadeusz Pankiewicz( Book )

1 edition published in 1966 in Polish and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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Audience level: 0.73 (from 0.71 for The Cracow ... to 0.99 for Apteka "Po ...)

Alternative Names
Panḳieṿits', Tadeʾush 1907-1993

Pankievitsh, Tadeush.

Panḳiyeṿits', Tadeʼush

Pankiyevits', Tadeush 1907-1993

Tadeusz Pankiewicz Polish pharmacist

Tadeusz Pankiewicz polnischer Pharmazeut und Gerechter unter den Völkern

Tadeusz Pankiewicz Pools apotheker (1908-1993)

Thaddaeus Pankiewicz

פאנקייוויץ', תאדאוש

פנקביץ', תדאוש

פנקיביץ', תדאוש

תדאוש פנקייביץ'

Polish (27)

English (21)

French (6)

German (4)

Hebrew (4)

Italian (2)

Dutch (2)