The Werynski Files

Dr. Wojciech Werynski (1898 – 1964) was a lawyer in Mielec who had both Gentile and Jewish clients. His complete legal files were sold by his heirs to a variety of people in 2019. Some of the files containing Jewish clients (or Jews on the other side of his cases) were purchased by Scott Genzer and are published here – both as images and as translated documents. They provide a very unique insight into the day-to-day legal issues facing Jews and Gentiles before the war. Dr. Werynski also represented a few Jewish clients after the war who survived the Shoah, mostly those looking to reclaim land.

The project of scanning, transcribing, and translating these files is an ongoing project.