ORIGINAL FAMILY NAME: UNKNOWN
ORIGINAL GIVEN NAME: UNKNOWN
YEAR OF BIRTH: Probably 1939 or 1940
PLACE OF BIRTH: Poland
NAME OF FATHER: UNKNOWN
NAME OF MOTHER: UNKNOWN
After the war, a very young child survivor of the Holocaust stayed at the children’s home of the Jewish Central Committee in Czestochowa, Poland. Here he met the nurse at the children’s home. The nurse and her husband had no children, and adopted/ fostered the little boy.
In 1948 the family emigrated to Australia where the boy lived till he died at the early age of 51.But what was his original identity?
Are there living relatives somewhere in the world? Relatives who can tell him about his parents and other family members who once lived in Poland?
Who were the persons who saved him during the war?
These questions got no answer during his lifetime, but now his son wants to see what he can find through DNA tests on (Ancestry/My Heritage/Gedcom), through searches in archives and perhaps here through this website.
With the generous help from Anna Przybyszewska-Drodz at the Jewish Historical Institute in Warszawa, we have now gotten crucial information for the next step for such a search.
The son has some childhood photos of his father taken back in Poland. On the back of one of them is the handwritten name Wojtek. That same little boy is on a photo on an index card located at the Jewish Historical Institute in Warszawa, a card giving information about him as Wojtek PRZELECKI / PRZEŁĘCKI
The index card shows that Wojtek PRZELECKI /PRZEŁĘCKI , born around 1939, in October 1945 was taken from the cloister in Brwinow and was later brought to the Children’s Home in Czestochowa.
Can you help?
Which cloisters in Brwinow saved Jewish children during the war?
Have you information about a little boy named Wojtek Przelecki , born around 1939/1940? It is most likely an assumed name, perhaps given to him by the nuns.
Perhaps one of the DNA matches will help solve this riddle?