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Alfreda Jamrosz, survivor of Warsaw Uprising, dies

Alfreda Jamrosz, survivor of Warsaw Uprising, dies

Alfreda W. Jamrosz, a World War II Polish Resistance courier who served in the Home Army and later survived a Nazi work camp, died May 8 of a lung disease at her Inner Harbor home. She was 90.

She was born Alfreda Wienckowska in Lodz, Poland. Her father was a fabric manufacturer and her mother worked for him.

She moved with her parents to Warsaw, where she completed high school and studied for a year in an underground college because the German occupiers forbade Polish schooling. She joined the resistance movement when she was 17.

"I was trained in the military service," Mrs. Jamrosz wrote in a memoir. "My assignment was to distribute news and...

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