Jan Rodowicz „Anoda” – szczupły, wysoki, przystojny blondyn; żywiołowy, w gronie kolegów czasem łobuzerski, wobec kobiet nieodmiennie szarmancki.
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– I was looking for hero-like qualities in him. Didn’t find any. He was still the same smiling, cheerful and gentle-natured Janek. [...] Maybe only deep at the bottom of his smile there were flashes of steel, typical for people who have been through hell – this is how Jan Rodowicz is remembered by Jan Suzin, fellow student from the Warsaw University of Technology, where both of them studied right after WWII.
Unfortunately it is already too late for the final and indisputable explanation of the circumstances of “Anoda’s” death. An investigation conducted in the 1990s was belated by at least several years. Will it ever be possible to confirm the hypothesis that Jan Rodowicz, the hero of the Strom Troops, legend of the “Zośka” Battalion was murdered? Will it ever be possible to conclusively invalidate the official version of the secret police about his suicide jump?
Nothing is better than memories
He jumped onto a period cupboard in a friend’s house and… we had to pull him out of it, because the top collapsed. He didn’t know any German but offered to join a group of fluent speakers of the language when his commander asked for volunteers – just because his friends come forward. He knew how to place an explosive charge; he fought in spite of his wounds....