Zofia Szostak, a Gentile, was born in Tczew, Poland, and spent the war years in Bochnia, near Krakow Poland. After witnessing the deportation of Jews and the liquidation of the ghettos, she later joined the Polish Underground. After the war, in 1945, Zofia, future husband Emilian Marian Szostak (who was sent to a labor camp for almost 2 years in Germany after being arrested September 1939), and several others escaped out of Poland into Germany. Zofia married Emilian in Germany. Later they moved to England and finally settled in the Detroit area in the United States.
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