It is with great sadness that we report the death of Jerzy Bielecki, a Righteous Gentile,who risked his life to save Cyla Cybulska, a Polish Jew. Jerzy died on Thursday, October 20, 2011, at the age of 90 in Poland. Jerzy had one of the few successul escapes from Aushwitz. The Jewish Foundation for the Righteous (JFR) provided Jerzy with monthly financial support for years. I had the honor and priviledge of meeting Jerzy in his home in Nowy Targ, Poland. We met again in Auschwitz when Jerzy meet with a group of JFR Alfred Lerner Fellows.
Jerzy was a very special man who will be greatly missed. Our thoughts and prayers are will his family on this sad day. May his memory forever be a blessing.