Julianna Postek - Instytut Pileckiego

Permanent exhibition "Called by Name" / The commemorated

Julianna Postek (1891–1943)

Commemorated in 2019.

Julianna Postek was commemorated by the Pilecki Institute on 30 June 2019 in Stoczek.

She lived with her husband Stanisław and their eight children in Stoczek, then in the district of Sokołów-Węgrów. She helped her husband manage a farm, though she was also familiar with tailoring. At the beginning of the war, in 1939, the Posteks’ house burned down. They built a new one, much smaller, as late as in 1941. Despite difficult living conditions and a large family, in 1942 the Posteks decided to hide three unknown Jews from Warsaw in the root cellar in the courtyard. Following the liquidation of the ghetto in Stoczek, another three people arrived, and Stanisław built a separate shelter for them. More Jews came to the farmstead following the uprising in the Treblinka II camp. In total, 17 people were hiding with the Posteks. On 5 September 1943, German gendarmes arrived at the premises. Both hideouts were soon discovered. The Jews were shot dead, and Julianna was battered by the Germans. She died of her injuries on the following day.