Jerzy Pikielny

Jerzy Pikielny
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  • Photo taken in:
    Lodz
    Country name at time of photo:
    Poland
    Country name today:
    Poland
I don?t know who took this picture of me. It was taken in Lodz, sometime in the 1930s. I was born in 1926. 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. I didn't go to school until third grade because I was always ill, I often had bronchitis. At first I went to a private co-educational school called 'Our School.' Most of the students were Jewish. Two Jewish women ran it. We had teas with our class tutor in her apartment. We spoke with her about almost everything. I don't remember her name, unfortunately. At 'Our School' we spoke freely with the teachers about the opposite sex, something unthinkable at the all-male school I later attended. Naturally, the classes at 'Our School' were given in Polish. There were religion classes, which dealt mainly with Jewish history. I don't remember the names of the teachers.

Interview details

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

KEY PERSON

Jerzy Pikielny
Year of birth:
1926
City of birth:
Lodz
Country name at time of birth:
Poland
Occupation
after WW II:
Research engineer

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