LUDWIK BERGER (PS. GOLIAT)
‘I not only respected him, I listened to him – he was the highest authority for me after my father’ – with these words Julian Kulski describes officer Ludwig Berger alias ”Goliath”.
Ludwik Berger was associated with the Redoubt Institute and the Boy Scouts (he headed the Zoliborz branch of the Boy Scouts). During the war he organized and participated in illegal theatrical and recitation events. In 1939 he formed the Zoliborz branch of the Grey Ranks, where he conducted training for scouts and collected weapons for the army. A year later, he began leading a skeleton rifle organization (transformed into a battalion), and then led the “Baszta” Home Army regiment. He died shot by German gendarmes in November 1943. It was through Berger that Kulski, at the age of 12, joined a scout company, later transformed into the Grey Ranks formation. During their joint activities during the war, the Professor developed a strong bond with the officer, and adopted the nickname Goliath to honor his memory.