(HAARETZ) -- Maria Roszak, a Polish nun who belonged to a small convent that harbored 17 Jews during the Holocaust – including later partisan leader Abba Kovner – has died at 110.
Roszak, who was known as Sister Cecylia, died on November 16 at her convent in Krakow.
In 1938 she was sent with other nuns to Vilnius to establish a small convent near Kolonia Wilenska (today Pavilnys, Lithuania) on the road leading to Wilejka (today Vileyka, Belarus). In 1941, after the German occupation began, the convent opened its doors to Jews.
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