Stanisław Krzyżanowski

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Stanisław Krzyżanowski
Dr. Stanisław Krzyżanowski with his wife Janina
Born(1874-10-29)29 October 1874
Died10 February 1917(1917-02-10) (aged 42)
OccupationMedical doctor
Spouse(s)Janina Karolina Grzybowska
ChildrenIrena Sendler

Stanisław Henryk Krzyżanowski (29 October 1874 – 10 February 1917) was a Polish physician.[1] Alternate birth (1877) and death dates (Nov. 10, 1917) are given on the Otwock-HiStory blog.[2] He was among the earliest members of the Polish Socialist Party (PSP). He was born in Otwock, Poland.

Krzyżanowski, was a doctor, mostly treated poor Jewish people.[3] During an outbreak of typhus in 1917 among his Jewish patients, Krzyżanowski eventually contracted the disease and subsequently died from its complications.[4] His wife's name was Janina.

Krzyżanowski's life and politics had a [5] profound impact on his daughter Irena Sendler. At great personal risk, she was instrumental in rescuing over 2,500 Jewish babies and children from the Warsaw Ghetto in 1942 during the German occupation of Poland.[6]


  1. ^ Stanisław Henryk Krzyżanowski at
  2. ^ Trybowski, Witold. "Krzyżanowski Stanisław Henryk (1877-1917)" at Otwock-HiStory
  3. ^ "Irena Sendler", The International Raoul Wallenberg Foundation
  4. ^ Facts Archived 2003-10-25 at the Wayback Machine at Irena Sendler Organization
  5. ^ Irena Sendler at Jewish Virtual Library
  6. ^ Tomaszewski, Irene; Werblowski, Tecia. Zegota: The Council to Aid Jews in Occupied Poland 1942-1945, Price-Patterson, 1999. ISBN 1-896881-15-7