Aniela Krzywoń

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Aniela Krzywoń

Aniela Krzywoń (born May 27, 1925 in Puźniki - died October 12, 1943 in Lenino) was a Polish soldier. She joined the Ludowe Wojsko Polskie in 1943; that year she saved important documents from the flames but died due to sustained injuries. For that she received the highest Polish military decoration, Virtuti Militari, and high Soviet decorations - Order of Lenin and the Gold Star of the Hero of the Soviet Union. She was the first Polish female decorated with the Gold Star.