Summary : ' The Ghetto '
Leokadia Jaromirska lived in the Warsaw suburb of Bialoleka. 1942, while on her way to work with another woman, they heard the cries of children and saw a little girl and an eight-month-old baby abandoned near the fence of a convent. Leokadia convinced the other woman to take the girls home with her. After work she hurried back to the other woman 's home, where she found out that the woman had panicked and brought the older girl to the police station. Leokadia took the baby home with her. Leokadia’s husband, Bolek, had been arrested in 1940 and taken to Auschwitz as a political prisoner. Although she was barely able to make ends meet working in a factory, she decided to adopt the baby, she named her Bogusia, Jaromirska paid for a girl to look after little Bogusia while she was at work. She somehow managed to support herself and the child. As the Russians approached Leokadia was forced to evacuate. She took the child along and the two wandered from one place to another, constantly searching for food and for a place to sleep. Although conditions were terrible, Jarmoirska managed to protect the child from the dangers and the cold, and nursed her when she fell ill. When the war ended, Jaromirska 's husband Bolek returned from Auschwitz weak and exhausted. The couple returned to Bialoleka where they lived in a destroyed house and tried to return to normal life. In October 1945, Bogusia 's father, Gershon Jonisz managed to trace her and arrived at