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This is me (second from left) playing chess with a friend. I don’t remember any names of the people in this photo. The photo was taken in Jelenia Gora in 1946. 

When I came back I was thirty years old already and I had nothing any more. In 1945 I was assigned a job in Jelenia Gora. Because after I came back, I reported to the PPS, someone from the PPS was going to Jelenia Gora and took me with him. They employed me in an office, which assigned apartments - I liquidated post-German property. First I went alone, my wife joined me later, as did her parents and her entire family. I found them all places to live and jobs in Jelenia Gora. For my mother-in-law and father-in-law - tailors in a dressmaking store that had belonged to some Germans. Everything was left there - sewing machines and other dressmaking tools. I gave my wife's sister and her husband a beautiful apartment, in a tenement house that had belonged to some Germans. I also had my friends move to Jelenia Gora. At that time many people came to that area - Polish and Jewish. Mostly those who had survived the war in Russia. Most of them came in 1945 and 1946.

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Interviewee: Jozef Seweryn
Zuzanna Solakiewicz
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Warsaw, Poland


Jozef Seweryn
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before WW II:
Worker at a dentistry supplies store
after WW II:
Worker at an office that assigned apartments, aircraft factory worker, machine factory worker
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    Hiding Jewish identity/nationality

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