Dobrucki, Andrzej Dobrucka, Aniela Mikusz-Dobrucka, Ewa-Maria
Andrzej and Aniela Dobrucki, who lived with their 15-year-old daughter, Ewa-Maria, in the town of Czortków, in the Tarnopol district of Eastern Galicia, were well known for their sympathy toward Jews. In the autumn of 1942, during the liquidation of the Czortków ghetto, a number of Jewish refugees turned up on their doorstep. Among them was a lawyer named Margules; a woman named Gelberowa; her daughter who was a music teacher; Szor, an accountant; Perlmutter, a Jewish merchant; Mrs. Rosenzweig, the wife of Dr. Rosenzweig; and Stanisława Pikholc (Berger).
The Dobruckis’ apartment served as a temporary shelter for the Jewish refugees, until a permanent hiding place and “Aryan” documents were found for them. While they were under their care, the Dobruckis saw to all their needs, and paid for their upkeep out of their own pocket. Their daughter, Ewa-Maria, entered the ghetto at her own initiative, and smuggled out three-year-old Izabela Hauser (Huber), whom she took to her parents’ home, and looked after like a sister for two years, until Izabela’s mother came to reclaim her after the liberation. On September 27, 1983, Yad Vashem recognized Aniela and Andrzej Dobrucki and their daughter, Ewa-Maria Mikusz-Dobrucka, as Righteous Among the Nations