Danuta served as a medic in the Polish Home Army and underground army during Second World War. In 1945 (after the Soviets took Białystok from the German Nazis) she was arrested by the NKWD (law enforcement agency of the Soviet Union) for collaboration with the anticommunist underground.
She was liberated from a prison transport convoy by a patrol of ex-Home Army partisans commanded by Stanisław Wołonciej “Konus”, a subordinate of Zygmunt Szendzielarz, “Łupaszko”. In 1946 she was arrested again – tortured and beaten but refused to give up any information about her contacts in the anti-communist underground and their meeting points.
Based on the false evidence She was charged with taking an active, violent part in an attack on functionaries of the Communist UB (Polish secret police) and the Milicja Obywatelska near village Podjazy as part of the Łupaszko unit (despite the fact that she was only a medic) and sentenced to death. She was executed on 28 of September 1946 along with Feliks Selmanowicz ‘Zakonczyk’. They both refused blindfolds. When the prosecutor gave the order for the execution squad to fire, both prisoners simultaneously shouted (in Polish) ‘Long Live Poland!’.
In her last secret message she asked fellow prisoners to inform her Grandmother that she ‘acted as she should have’.
She was 17 years of age.
As a Polish national hero she was awarded with the Knight’s Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta.
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