Biografie Roman Witonski
Roman Witoński was born on 8 June 1938 in Radom, Poland, where his father, Seweryn Witoński, worked as a paediatrician. From 1941, the family was forced to live in one of the two Radom ghettoes. On 21 March 1943, on the Jewish holiday of Purim, Roman, his younger sister Eleonora and his parents were taken to the old Jewish cemetery in Szydłowiec, 30 kilometres south of Radom along with 150 other people. There, the SS started a mass execution, during which Seweryn Witoński was murdered. In july 1944 Roman, his sister and his mother were deported to the Auschwitz concentration camp, in november 1944 Roman was taken to Neuengamme.