Leo Israel Slawin

'Fairy Tale' Reunion

12/24/1999
Staff Writer
Just a loaf of bread. That's all the four members of the Slawin family wanted when they knocked at the door of a farming family in the Polish countryside one night in November 1942. "We were cold. We were hungry. We were afraid of being discovered," says Leo Slawin, who was then 11, fleeing for a week with his parents and older sister since their shtetl, Dunilowicze, was liquidated by the Nazis. "We wanted to ask for a piece of bread." Instead, Celina Anishkewicz, a devout Catholic, took the four Jews into her home.
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