August 12, 1942. on Błonie in Kołaczyce, the Nazis chased all the Jewish inhabitants of Kolaczyce and its vicinity. Promising them freedom, they ordered them to buy out the death transport with their valuables. The family of Salomea Korzennik from Sowina and Rachela Pacher, friends, also found their way to Błonia. The Jews camped near the market in Blonia for a few days. Two Jewish related families lived in Sowin: Korzennik and Krygiel. Salomea's father, Edmund Korzennik, sent the girl to her home in Sowin for the ransom. Salomea left the market square in Błonie, accompanied by her friend Rachela Pacher. They both went to Sowina, 7 km away, where Korzennik's family estate were hidden in the barn of the nearest neighbor.
On her return, at the entrance to the square in Błonia, where the exiledJews were detained, a policeman, a collaborator from Silesia, a certain Teodor Drzyzga (a pre-war Polish Army officer, a miner in civilian life) stood in their way. Drzyzga robbed, then raped and shot the girls. Almost the entire family of Salomea and Rachel was murdered and buried in a mass grave in Krajowice on August 12, 1942. Salomea's father Edmund survived, and at the place of the murder and at the same time the girls' burial, he will oblige his friends to make a commemorative plaque. They kept their word. After the war, the trace of Edmund disappears, we know nothing about his fate. The death of these two beautiful young Jewish girls did not go unnoticed among the inhabitants of Kolaczyce. Immediately after the war, the Jewish community, close to the girls and the inhabitants of Kolaczyce, came to the
place of the murder and burial. The grave was visited by the family of the girls' closest neighbors and friends. Thanks to the efforts of people of good will, the girls' burial place was entered in the war graves register as important for our history for memory.
A terrible, tragic history like many from the times of the Holocaust during the occupation. And yet the unique story of teenage girls (probably 16 years old), 79 years later, has its continuation. The property with the grave was sold and fenced in, without the possibility of reaching the grave and paying due respect to the murdered girls. Despite theoretical protection, in practice the place of burial does not resemble a grave. Only a cracked plate with girls' names reminds us of the tragedy. The slab is often covered with rubble and rubbish. The owner does not believe in the burials of the girls, no communication is possible with him. For several months, we fought intensively for the dignity of girls in the next entries and in the video I will present the effects of our work.
Great respect for Inga for the years filled with the memory of the two murdered girls. Thanks for being part of such a noble and important fight, thank you. Your help will be needed soon, when I often hear that the Holocaust is a story from books, a closed chapter is soon each of you will be able to find out that it is not true because many stories have their ending after decades, similarly to the story of girls, we will not bring back life, but we will add a different ending of this tragedy and each of you can be a part of it.