DAVID GUZIK

1890 - 1946
Director, JDC Warsaw
David Guzik joined the JDC Warsaw office as an accountant in 1918. During the course of World War II, he became a central figure in JDC Warsaw. Using his skills to raise funds by legal or illegal means, he helped finance welfare services, medical help, and cultural and underground activities in the ghetto including the Oneg Shabbat project and the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising. He survived the war in hiding on the "Aryan" side. In 1945, he was appointed Director of JDC operations in liberated Poland. David Guzik was killed in a plane crash in Prague  in 1946 together with Gertrude Pinsky, JDC Country Director, the Netherlands.

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