Irena Beczkowska

Irena Beczkowska
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  • Photo taken in:
    Wieliczka
    Country name at time of photo:
    Austria-Hungary, pre 1918
    Country name today:
    Poland
This is a picture of my younger sister Irena Beczkowska (nee Horowitz), taken in Wieliczka in the 1910s, when she was around four years old. I had two sisters: Olga was the elder one, and Irena the younger one. Irena was two years my junior, and Olga was four years my senior. Olga was born on 29th September 1905 and Irena on 25th March 1911. We were all born in Wieliczka. We had housemaids, usually two of them. One of them was Kasia, a maid from my childhood who at some point got married, but still took care of the children. Then her sister started working for us, Anielcia Puterowna. Both were treated well, like family members rather than on a master-servant basis.

Interview details

Interviewee: Alfred Borowicz
Warsaw, Poland

KEY PERSON

Irena Beczkowska
Year of birth:
1911
City of birth:
Wieliczka
Country name at time of birth:
Austria
Year of death:
1953
City of death:
Warsaw
Country of death:
Poland
Died:
after WW II
Occupation
before WW II:
Housewife
after WW II:
Housewife
Family names
  • Previous family name: 
    Probst
    Reason for changing: 
    Hiding Jewish identity/nationality
    Decade of changing: 
    1940
  • Previous family name: 
    Horowitz
    Reason for changing: 
    Marriage
    Decade of changing: 
    1930s

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