Archive of the victims of the Nazi and the Communist terror in Kraków 1939–1956

First name: Aleksander

Last name: Jaworski

Nom de guerre: Ursus

Organization: PPS

  • Arrested in: 3.1944
  • Date of birth: 1907
  • Date of death: 1944

Biographical entry

Aleksander Jaworski, nom de guerre “Ursus”, b. 1907 in Kraków, ob. 1944, all-Polish wrestling champion in 1927, representative of the Wisła Kraków sports club, member of the People’s Guard (Gwardia Ludowa) of the Polish Socialist Party (Polska Partia Socjalistyczna, PPS) during the German occupation. Aleksander Jaworski, nom de guerre “Ursus”, b. 1907 in Kraków, ob. 1944, member of the People’s Guard (Gwardia Ludowa) of the Polish Socialist Party (Polska Partia Socjalistyczna, PPS), all-Polish wrestling champion in 1927. As a member of the People’s Guard of the PPS, Jaworski was involved in stealing weapons from German supply trains headed for the eastern front. He was producing grenades and time bombs used in sabotage actions he was taking part in himself. He also participated in releasing Tadeusz Orzelski, a PPS activist previously arrested by Germans, from St Lazarus’ Hospital. Jaworski was arrested in March 1944, after his being denounced by an informer, and sentenced to death. He probably spent two weeks in a holding cell at the prison on Pomorska St and was later transferred to the prison on Czarneckiego St in Kraków. His name was listed on a “death poster” in May 1944 along with 39 other persons sentenced to death by the summary court of the Security Police (Sicherheitspolizei, Sipo).