COURT CASES

DEFENDERS FOR DEFENDERS

I. The case of the heirs of Tadeusz Śledziński
  • The War Compensation Foundation is claiming on behalf of Tadeusz Śledziński's daughter for payment of compensation and an apology. The lawsuit is directed against the Bayer company, which used forced labor of prisoners in Auschwitz during World War II (being part of the IG Fraben concern). The sum of compensation claimed is 1.708.076 zł
  • The claim was filed by the daughter and granddaughter of Tadeusz Śledziński in the District Court in Tarnów. They are represented by: Atty. Monika Brzozowska – Pasieka, LC Jerzy Pasieka, Atty. Wiktor Niemiec, Atty. Jarosław Ziobrowski, Atty. Tomasz Złoch, Atty. Tomasz Budnikowski - lawyers and legal advisors associated around the War Compensation Foundation. Valorization of benefits was prepared by prof. Mirosław Kłusek. Attorneys and legal advisors of the War Compensation Foundation, as well as experts, work pro publico bono.
  • Tadeusz Śledziński was an outstanding engineer, scientist, creator of patents (he submitted 29 improvements and technological improvements), polyglot and builder of, among others, PFZA - State Works of Nitrogen Compounds in Tarnów [Zakłady Azotowe].
  • He was also a great Polish patriot - a volunteer in the defense of Lviv (one of the Lviv Eaglets), a lieutenant during the Polish-Bolshevik fights, Knight of the War Order of Virtuti Militari and Medal of Independence.
  • During World War II, he organized sabotage at PFZA - State Works of Nitrogen Compounds in Tarnów [Zakłady Azotowe]. He was arrested by the secret German state police and soon after was transported to the Auschwitz concentration camp. He came to the German camp in the second transport on June 20, 1940. He received camp number 835. He belonged to a group of arrested intellectuals who formed the so-called "Thirteen from Mościce".
  • Despite the critical situation, Tadeusz Śledziński did not lose his sense of humanity and even in such inhumane conditions he remained faithful to his values - he helped other prisoners who were in an even more difficult situation. Shortly after arriving at the camp, he was forced to work at the Buna IV company owned by IG Farben in Monowice.

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II. The case of the heirs of Leopolda Wellisza
  • The War Compensation Foundation claims on behalf of the heirs of Leopold Wellisz for payment of compensation and an apology. The lawsuit is directed against the German Republic (the heirs of the Third Reich) and the Henschel company, which received the Fablok factory (Henschel und Sohn) during World War II. The total sum of the compensation claimed is 17.353.528,86 zł
  • The claim was filed by the leaving grandchildren of Leopold Wellisz in the District Court in Kraków. They are represented by: Atty. Monika Brzozowska – Pasieka, LC Jerzy Pasieka, Atty. Wiktor Niemiec, Atty. Jarosław Ziobrowski, Atty. Tomasz Złoch, Atty. Tomasz Budnikowski - lawyers and legal advisors associated around the War Compensation Foundation. Valorization of benefits was prepared by prof. Mirosław Kłusek. Attorneys and legal advisors of the War Compensation Foundation, as well as experts, work pro publico bono.
  • Leopold Wellisz was an industrialist, economist and patron of the arts. He studied in Kiev, Paris, Vienna. He practiced in companies in
  • In pre-war Poland, he was known as a great patron of the arts.
  • Leopold Wellisz was the founder, shareholder and president of the First Locomotive Factory in Poland "Fablok". He was the largest shareholder in the company and received a salary and dividend as part of his position.
  • In 1939, as a result of the outbreak of World War II, he was forced to flee the country and abandon the company. Thanks to the help of the so-called "Ładoś group", he made his way to Switzerland and then to the United States.
  • As a result of the war, he lost not only his earnings, but also property, jewelry, valuable antiques, a collection of works of art, valuable and unique collections. He never regained his property.

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Kontakt dla mediów – dr Monika Brzozowska – Pasieka, prezes Fundacji, 502 27 58 23, m.brzozowska@obroncy.com
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