Alfred Borowicz and his relatives

Alfred Borowicz and his relatives
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  • Photo taken in:
    Miedzyzdroje
    Year when photo was taken:
    1946
    Country name at time of photo:
    Poland
    Country name today:
    Poland
This is a picture of my family, taken in 1946 in Miedzyzdroje, where we were on holidays. There are from left: Lusia, a friend of my sister Irena Beczkowska (nee Horowitz), my wife Janina Borowicz (nee Bargiel), my father, Mojzesz Horowitz, Zosia, my niece, my sister Irena Pamm (nee Horowitz), Ania, my niece, my brother-in-law Zygmunt Beczkowski and me. A terrible family tragedy took place. My brother-in-law lived in Warsaw with his daughters, Zosia and Ania. He developed an intestine tumor; the thing went on for two years. He suffered terribly, everything at home went bust. My sister Irena cared for him all the time. Fortunately, Jadzia, their nanny from before the war, and her daughter, were there to help. Jadzia took care of the girls, and Irka cared for her husband. Then he was admitted into a private hospital on Aleje Jerozolimskie. His condition was serious and he died in 1952. His name was Rudolf Probst but we called him Zygmunt Beczkowski, the name he had adopted during the war and didn't change afterwards. Following her husband's death Irka became depressed and died within four months. In that situation I had to stay in Warsaw and take care of her children, and we didn't have any place to live. They had an apartment, two small rooms on Marszalkowska Street, we moved in there and lived there, the three of us and four of them, a total of seven, plus my wife's sister who was studying in Warsaw. Later we moved to Warynskiego Street.

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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