Alfred and Janina Borowicz in Milan

Alfred and Janina Borowicz in Milan
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  • Photo taken in:
    Milan
    Country name at time of photo:
    Italy
    Country name today:
    Italy
On this picture you can see me and my wife Janina Borowicz (nee Bargiel). It was taken in Milan, Italy, in the 1950s. We didn't travel much, but we had some nice trips then. For example we were in Paris even before we got married. We went there to arrange repatriation for Polish miners working in France to return to Poland. We desperately needed miners, engineers. Many of our miners in France were willing to go back. Things were arranged with the French embassy, in fact, the French were happy to let them go because many of them were communists, and here they wanted communists. The minister of industry, Minc oversaw the whole thing. It was a long trip. We had all the visas, of course, but we didn't receive a permit to go through western Germany but had to go to the tip of southern Germany and only from there through Alsace and Lorraine, but the French didn't agree to that. And it turned out to our advantage because we went to France through Germany and Switzerland.

Interview details

Interviewee: Alfred Borowicz
Warsaw, Poland

KEY PERSON

Alfred Borowicz
Year of birth:
1909
City of birth:
Wieliczka
Country name at time of birth:
Austria
Year of death:
2006
City of death:
Warsaw
Country of death:
Poland
Died:
after WW II
Occupation
before WW II:
Engineer
after WW II:
Engineer
Family names
  • Previous family name: 
    Horowitz
    Reason for changing: 
    Hiding Jewish identity/nationality
    Decade of changing: 
    1940

Other Person

Janina Borowicz
Year of birth:
1922
City of birth:
Niwka
Country name at time of birth:
Poland
Occupation
after WW II:
Editor
  • Previous family name: 
    Bargiel
    Year of changing: 
    1946
    Reason for changing: 
    Marriage

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