Czeslawa Tikitin and Lazar Pikielny

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  • Country name at time of photo:
    Poland
    Country name today:
    Poland
This picture was taken in the 1930s in Krynica or Zakopane. It shows my parents, Czeslawa Tikitin (nee Drutowska) and Lazar Pikielny, out for a walk in the street. Father met my mother thanks to his cousin, whom Mother went to school with and was close to. The young couple lived in Lodz on 8 Nawrot Street. That's the fourth house counting from Piotrkowska Street, Lodz's main street. There were five rooms in the apartment. Father had his office there and he saw his patients in it. All the rooms were so spacious I could ride my bike indoors. My mom loved traveling. She went to Palestine with my father in 1930-something, I'm sure she went to Venice as well. She led quite an active life. Mom told me an anecdote once: apparently I told a teacher I had to be independent, because if I waited for Mom to get home and help me do my homework, I'd never do anything. She had her favorite café - on the corner of Piotrkowska and Moniuszki streets - which she used to go to almost everyday. She'd meet her friends there, but unfortunately I don't remember any of them.

Interview details

Interviewee: Jerzy Pikielny
Interviewer:
Kinga Galuszka
Month of interview:
February-June
Year of interview:
2005
Warsaw, Poland

KEY PERSON

Lazar Pikielny
Year of birth:
1890
Year of death:
1945
City of death:
Flossenburg
Country of death:
Germany
Died where:
Flossenburg
Occupation
before WW II:
Physician

Other Person

Czeslawa Tikitin
Year of birth:
1897
City of birth:
Lodz
Country name at time of birth:
Russia
Year of death:
1972
City of death:
Lodz
Country of death:
Poland
Died:
after WW II
Occupation
before WW II:
Housewife
after WW II:
Secretary, civil servant
  • Previous family name: 
    Pikielna
    Reason for changing: 
    Remarriage
    Decade of changing: 
    1950
  • Previous family name: 
    Drutowska
    Reason for changing: 
    Marriage
    Decade of changing: 
    1920s

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