Alfred Borowicz's work document

Alfred Borowicz's work document
+
  • Foto aufgenommen in:
    Katowice
    Jahr:
    1945
    Ländername:
    Poland
    Name des Landes heute:
    Poland
This is the first document I got after the war. It was issued in 1945 when I was working in Katowice. When the war was over I was in Milanowek and I was thinking about getting a job, I thought I'd go to Silesia, see what was happening there. In Katowice there were job agencies for engineers, hiring people for the mining and steel industries. I went to such an agency for the power industry. They gave me an assignment. Walking down the stairs I saw a doorplate with a familiar name: Halina Diamant. I introduced myself, I saw a woman in a military uniform, she recognized me and indeed, it was Halina Diamant, an acquaintance of mine. She asked me whether I had already talked to Topolski. I didn't know the name and said I had no time for that now because I had an assignment and was on my way to the power plant. But do go to see Topolski. Okay, so I went to some office building. And indeed, I meet a friend from university, ask him about Topolski, and he says, it's me. So, Fredek, what are you doing here? Then he grabs the phone, talks to someone, it's fixed, he says, I've changed your assignment, you're now assigned to the mining industry. There are power plants in the mining industry too, you're going to a power plant. And so I started working for the mining industry. The chief technician was engineer Boleslaw Krupinski, a miner. My [future] wife worked as a secretary there. In fact, it is her who did all the introductory paperwork concerning my employment. We very much took to each other. Then Krupinski assigned me to the energomechanical department. A new power plant was to be built but all the hardware needed to be brought from abroad. We launched production and then we went abroad for the machines. I was assigned a fantastic co-worker, a prewar executive at numerous mines and industrial plants. In theory, I was his boss but in reality he was three or four levels above me, and he made all the decisions.

Interview details

Interviewte(r): Alfred Borowicz
Warsaw, Poland

HAUPTPERSON

Alfred Borowicz
Geburtsjahr:
1909
Geburtsort:
Wieliczka
Geburtsland:
Österreich
Todesjahr:
2006
Todesort:
Warsaw
Sterbeort (Land):
Polen
Gestorben:
after WW II
Beruf
Vor dem 2. Weltkrieg:
Engineer
nach dem 2. Weltkrieg:
Engineer
Familiennamen
  • Vorheriger Familienname: 
    Horowitz
    Grund der Namensänderung: 
    Hiding Jewish identity/nationality
    Decade of changing: 
    1940

Mehr Fotos aus diesem Land

Leon Nachwalgers Lebensgefährtin Berta mit ihrer Tochter und den Enkelkindern
Amalia Hamburger
Aron Neuman mit seinem Sohn Jacob in Gdynia [Polen]
Zwi Hersch Guzik
Herbert Lewins Amme Frau Schaller
Beerdigung von Martin Neuman
glqxz9283 sfy39587stf02 mnesdcuix8
glqxz9283 sfy39587stf03 mnesdcuix8