The sprightly pensioner had been at a PKO bank in the town of Przemyśl when the female robber burst in and grabbed a bank worker by the hair.
Mateusz Białkowski had finished his nightshift when a distressed man leapt out in front of his car. Learning that the man’s wife was pregnant, Białkowski drove to his house where he set about successfully delivering the baby girl.
Dr. Karol Nawrocki from the Institute of National Remembrance said: “Unfortunately, most Poles do not know the story of Blind Antek. We want to show him in a broader context… he is a figure that should be ingrained in Poland’s conscience and who should be remembered by history.”
Three men posing as water inspectors blagged their way into the home of former RAF tail gunner Jan Stangryciuk and his wife Jadwiga before making off with his medals, highly sentimental jewellery and thousands of pounds of cash.
Murdered by communists in Lublin Castle in 1949, the whereabouts of Henryk Wieliczko’s body remained unknown for six decades.
Community cop Fabian Walotek had been on duty when he spotted smoke pouring from a 10th floor apartment block in Sosnowiec, southwest Poland. Hammering on the front door and failing to get an answer he then heard a faint ‘moaning’ sound.
War reporter Monika Andruszewska was in the city of Irpin when it came under attack from Russian missiles. Coming across a group of terrified locals attempting to escape, Andruszewska abandoned her camera to help escort them out of the danger zone, saying “I did what had to do.”
Leszno, a town in western Poland, has awarded honorary citizenship to Vitali Skakun, a Ukrainian marine combat engineer who sacrificed his life on the first day of the Russian invasion of Ukraine by blowing up a bridge to slow the enemy’s offensive.
Maksymilian (Maks) Szoblik from the village of Jaworze in southern Poland was returning from football practice when he noticed the woman with soaking wet shoes huddled up on a bench at a bus stop close to his school.
Fireman and defender for football club Dąb Dębno, Łukasz Gryciak is to be awarded the Cross of Merit for Bravery in a ceremony scheduled later today after he saved the lives of two children and their grandmother trapped in the fire.