The Little Nurse, 1944


8 year old Róża Maria Goździewska was the youngest nurse to serve with the Polish forces during the ill-fated Warsaw Uprising of August-October 1944.

According to her sister, despite her young age, Róża stubbornly insisted in helping out at the insurgents’ hospital located in the basement of No.11, Moniuszki Street. She ended up being allowed to do small tours such as giving water to the wounded and keeping the flies away.

Róża and her sister survived the Uprising and moved to Silesia were Róża attended the Silesian Tech University at Gliwice. In 1958 she moved to France, got married and had two children. Sadly, Róża passed away in 1989 at 53.

Original: Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego