Born to Roman Catholic parents in Poland, Jozef Wilk was a teenager when Germany invaded in 1939. Jozef left for Warsaw and joined a special unit of the Polish resistance. During the 1943 Warsaw ghetto uprising, Jozef's unit was tasked with blowing open part of the ghetto wall so that Jews could escape. He was spotted and killed at the age of 18.
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