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Warsaw. Danuta Krauza – an insurgent from the famous “Parasol” battalion – has died

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Danuta Krauze alias died at the age of 98. “Niuśka”, participant of the Warsaw Uprising, member of the Gray Ranks, soldier of the “Parasol” battalion.

“It is with great regret that we inform you that on May 10, after a serious illness, at the age of 98, the last living girl from 'Umbrella' – Mrs. Danuta Krauze alias Niuśka – died,” the Warsaw Uprising Museum announced on social media.

Danuta Krauze (née Pleban) was born on November 11, 1925 in Zawiercie, the daughter of Aleksander and Bronisława. Before 1939 she lived in Radość.

“She was a student of the private Walicka girls' high school located at Krucza Street in Warsaw, a scout of the local 1st female scout team. At first she was in Gray Ranks, then she joined 'Umbrella'. She participated in a small sabotage. She was also assigned to Kedyw of the Home Army Headquarters,” we read in the entry of the Warsaw Uprising Museum.

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She covered the entire battle trail from Wola to Czerniaków

It was emphasized that “it covered the entire combat route of the battalion, from Wola, through the Old Town, Śródmieście to Górny Czerniaków.” “After the capitulation, she left Warsaw with the civilian population, then was taken to the transit camp in Pruszków (Dulag 121), and then to labor camps in Stargard and Berlin,” it was written, adding that “at the end of the war she managed to escape from Berlin to Poznań”.

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There is an interview with Danuta Krauze on the MPW website.

It was also announced that the funeral would take place on May 20 at 11. “It will begin at the Funeral Home at Powązki Military Cemetery. After the religious ceremony, the funeral service will be taken to the local cemetery to the family grave,” it was written.

“Forever in our memory. Honor and glory to the Heroes” – we read in the entry of the Warsaw Uprising Museum.

Main photo source: MPW

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