Apolonia Starzec on a school trip to Poznan

Apolonia Starzec on a school trip to Poznan
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  • Photo taken in:
    Poznan
    Country name at time of photo:
    Poland
    Country name today:
    Poland
This is my class and professors. This photo was taken in Poznan, at the International Exhibition - it was our school trip. On this photo you can also see my mother Zofia Bugajska, nee Zelinger, sitting third from left. I was always the youngest in the class. I never went to elementary school. There were several gymnasia in our town. Two for boys, one for girls, and the coeducational private one, ran by Mrs. Weintraub. Ludwika Weintraub came from Piotrkow, I think. She was the school's owner and headmaster, a Jewess. Mrs. Mittleman, our craft and design teacher, a doctor's wife, mother of two daughters. A wonderful woman, she taught us many things, the useful ones. A professor named Brumberg. He taught biology, if I'm not mistaken. And Mrs. Palusikowa. I think she taught us math. There were also religion classes, in Polish. Of my schoolmates I remember, for instance, Blumsztajn senior, Sewek's father. We lived in the same house, us on the floor above them, and we completed the gymnasium together. Other schoolmates: Sznajder, a very talented boy, Plawner, he reportedly survived in the Czestochowa ghetto. When we grew up a bit, we became involved in other matters, not only our private ones. Community work. Some were Zionists, members of the so-called Shomr. Brumberg was the leader of the Hashomer Hatzair guys. I didn't belong anywhere because I wasn't interested in the Jewish movement.

Interview details

Interviewee: Apolonia Starzec
Interviewer:
Marta Cobel-Tokarska
Month of interview:
June
Year of interview:
2006
Warsaw, Poland

KEY PERSON

Apolonia Starzec
Year of birth:
1914
City of birth:
Sosnowiec
Country name at time of birth:
Russia
Occupation
before WW II:
Accountant
after WW II:
Housewife
Family names
  • Previous family name: 
    Dzioblowska
    Year of changing: 
    1944
    Reason for changing: 
    Marriage
  • Previous family name: 
    Bugajska
    Reason for changing: 
    Hiding Jewish identity/nationality
    Decade of changing: 
    1940s

Other Person

Zofia Bugajska
Year of birth:
1897
City of birth:
Sosnowiec
Country name at time of birth:
Russia
Year of death:
1940
City of death:
Radomsko
Country of death:
Poland
Died:
before WW II
Occupation
before WW II:
Housewife
  • Previous family name: 
    Zelinger
    Year of changing: 
    1913
    Reason for changing: 
    Marriage

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