- Władysław Dworaczek
Władysław Dworaczek Born 9 September 1912
Sośnica Gliwice, German Empire
Died 22 December 2003
Occupation Educator Spouse Róża Cichoń Children Adam Dworaczek
Parents Franciszek Dworaczek
Władysław Dworaczek (9 September 1912 in Gliwice (Sośnica) - 22 December 2003 in Rybnik) was a Polish educator and community organiser, as well as a political prisoner in the Nazi concentration camps.
Dworaczek graduated from the elementary school in Kończyce, near the city of Zabrze, in 1932. He then entered a seminary for teachers in Pszczyna in 1938, finishing in 1948. Later he took courses in instruction of Polish language, in Katowice, where he subsequently pursued a master's degree course and graduated in 1951. He later received a master's degree in Polish philology from the University of Silesia in 1972.
Dworaczek began his teaching work on 1 August 1932 in the village of Gaszowice, working until the start of the World War II. During the Nazi occupation of Poland he was persecuted. From 1 May 1940 until 20 April 1941 he was a political prisoner in the 3 Nazi concentration camps: Dachau, Mauthausen and Gusen. After being discharged and unable to find employment in his field, he became a church organist in Halemba. In March 1945 he returned to Gaszowice, where he became the director of the elementary school until his retirement in 1972. He was also a member of the The Polish Scouting and Guiding Association, (ZHP) with the Scouting Cross No.11, one of the few that survived the Second World War in Silesia.
- Order of Polonia Restituta Knight's Cross (Krzyż Kawalerski Orderu Odrodzenia Polski)
- Golden Cross of Merit (Złoty Krzyż Zasługi)
- Auschwitz Cross (Krzyż Oświęcimski)
- Cross of Merit for the ZHP (Krzyż za Zasługi dla ZHP)
- Commission of National Education Medal (Medal Komisji Edukacji Narodowej)
- Golden Badge of Merit for the Development of Katowice District (Złota Odznaka Zasłużonego w Rozwoju Województwa Katowickiego)
- Silver Badge of Mutual Savings Bank (Srebna Odznaka Banku Spółdzielczego)
- Badge of Merit for Rybnik city Polish Scouting and Guiding Association (Odznaka za Zasługi dla Rybnickiego Hufca ZHP)
- The Scouting Cross No.11 (Krzyż Harcerski Nr. 11)
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