DANUTA POGORSKI Danuta Pogorski passed away peacefully at Santa Fe Care Center on January 6, 2014. Born in Warsaw, Poland her education was interrupted by the start of World War II. As a teenager and following the early death of her father, Danuta and her mother, Maria Jablonowska, became members of the Polish resistance movement (Armia Karjowa or AK) and fought in the heroic and tragic 63-day Warsaw Uprising of 1944 in an effort to liberate the beautiful city of Warsaw from Nazi occupation. Following their capture both Danuta and her mother were made to live and work in a German forced labor camp until being rescued by Allied troops in 1946. After the war Danuta emigrated to England and from there came to the United States, became a US citizen, living first in Cleveland, OH and then in Santa Fe, NM since 1967 where she retired from the College of Santa Fe. Danuta's remains will be interred with her mother at Our Lady of Czestochowa Catholic Cemetery in Doylestown, PA where they are honored as "veteran" resistance fighters of WWII. Memorial contributions can be made to the National Shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa at 654 Ferry Road Doylestown, PA 18901. Arrangements by Rivera Family Funeral Home (505) 753-2288. To share a memory, please visit our website at www.riverafuneralhome.com Rivera Family Funerals and Cremations 305 Calle Salazar Espanola, NM 87532 505-753-2288
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Rivera Family Funeral Home & Crematory
305 Calle Salazar
Espanola, NM 87532
Published in Santa Fe New Mexican on Jan. 1, 1900