Alfred Borowicz in school uniform

Alfred Borowicz in school uniform
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  • Photo taken in:
    Wieliczka
    Country name at time of photo:
    Austria-Hungary, pre 1918
    Country name today:
    Poland
This is my picture, taken in Wieliczka in the 1920s, when I was a student. My school stood near our house, a boys' gymnasium at the market square. My class tutor was Stefan Chmiel who taught geography and history. Biology was taught by Marian Lech. Then came Tomasz Zywiec, the Latin teacher, a wonderful, very likeable gentleman of great culture, the town's elected vice-mayor. Another one was Stanislaw Klimczyk, the Polish literature teacher, with a long mustache, then Kaszycki, the chemistry teacher, and Pichor, the physics teacher, who was very strict, very demanding. Then there was Krynski, a great math teacher, who expressed himself very clearly and tested our knowledge very thoroughly, but still was very popular. And then there was Jurczynski, the French teacher, who was nicknamed 'Kanapa'. There weren't many Jewish students in my gymnasium. There was one, Julek Hirsch, son of the Wieliczka veterinarian. We weren't close friends but we were on good terms. Another was Baruch Frenkiel, called Bubek. He wasn't a normal student because his father was religious and didn't allow him to go to school on Saturday, which the school didn't agree to. So Bubek went to school Monday to Friday and each year had to take extramural exams in all subjects. But he passed those, and with excellent grades.

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

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