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

First name: Wojciech

Last name: Dzieduszycki

Nom de guerre:

Organization: Związek Walki Zbrojnej (ZWZ)

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  • Arrested in: 4.9.41
  • Date of birth: 05.06.1912
  • Place of birth: Jezupol
  • Date of death: 2.05.2008

Biographical entry

Wojciech Dzieduszycki, b. 5 June 1912 in Jezupol near Stanisławów (now Yesupil in Ukraine), ob. 2008 in Wrocław. He came from a landowning stock. Dzieduszycki graduated from the Technical University in Lwów and studied violin, singing and conducting at the Lwów Conservatoire. In 1936, Wojciech Dzieduszycki married Maria Kostecka. Their son Antoni was born in 1937. During the German occupation, Dzieduszycki lived in Kraków. He involved himself with the underground Union for Armed Struggle (Związek Walki Zbrojnej, ZWZ) and operated for some time as a courier shuttling between Kraków and Warsaw. He was arrested in 1941 and deported to the forced labour camp in Pustków near Rzeszów. Dzieduszycki was released a year later in return for a bribe paid by his relatives. He returned to Kraków, where he performed as a singer. In the spring of 1944, Dzieduszycki was arrested in a set-up after a German informer deposited a weapon intended for the Home Army (Armia Krajowa, AK) with Dzieduszycki’s wife for safekeeping. He was interrogated at the seat of the Gestapo at 2 Pomorska St. Germans maltreated and beat him at the prison at 7 Montelupich St. Wojciech Dzieduszycki, his wife Maria, sister-in-law Irena Kostecka-Włodek and her husband were deported to concentration camps (the men went to the KL Gross-Rosen, and the women – to the KL Ravensbrück). In June 1945, his wife died of tuberculosis caused by hard living conditions in the camp. When his camp was liberated, Wojciech Dzieduszycki returned to Kraków. He eventually settled in Wrocław. Wojciech Dzieduszycki died on 2 May 2008.