Leon Solowiejczyk with his first wife Janina Solowiejczyk

Leon Solowiejczyk with his first wife Janina Solowiejczyk
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  • Photo taken in:
    Lodz
    Country name at time of photo:
    Poland
    Country name today:
    Poland
This is me with my first wife Janina Solowiejczyk, nee Lesiak. The photo was taken in the 1980s but I don?t remember where exactly. I got married in 1956. My wife, Janina, nee Lesiak, was born in 1922. She was from the Kielce area, in south-central Poland. We met here in Lodz. She was also working for the army. We got married in the civil office on Kosciuszki Street. Later my friends came to my apartment, we had something to eat, to drink. There was food, there was drinking, there was a wedding. I remember I received a radio from the trade unions. We were living on the corner of Zakatna and Wieckowskiego Streets, in an old building. The room was some 40-something square meters. My wife was a kind person. A kindred spirit, very positive. And sensitive. She was very devoted to my family. We were in love. We shared the ups and downs of life. She was the director of an officers' lounge on Tuwima Street. She was both the director and the cook, everything. We were doing well. But my wife couldn't have children. Doctors told her this and that, but nothing was working. She really took it hard, I'd tell her 'Give it a break.' She died in 1994. Of cancer.

Interview details

Interviewee: Leon Solowiejczyk
Interviewer:
Judyta Hajduk
Month of interview:
September
Year of interview:
2005
Lodz, Poland

KEY PERSON

Janina Lesiak
Year of birth:
1922
City of birth:
Gorki
Year of death:
1994
City of death:
Lodz
Country of death:
Poland
Died:
after WW II
Occupation
after WW II:
in Polish Army in military supply
Family names
  • Previous family name: 
    Solowiejczyk
    Year of changing: 
    1956
    Reason for changing: 
    Marriage

Other Person

Leon Solowiejczyk
Year of birth:
1923
City of birth:
Dzisna
Country name at time of birth:
Poland
Occupation
after WW II:
Professional soldier

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