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Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Leokadia (Szymanska) and Feliks Szerejko - Wordless Wednesday

(Original Image and Text, Copyright (c) 2011 Cynthia ShenetteLeokadia (Szymanska) Szerejko and Feliks Szerejko sent this photo to my grandparents, Adolf Szerejko and Antonina (Bulak) Szerejko, from Warsaw, Poland in 1928.  Feliks was my grandfather's brother.  Both Leokadia and Feliks perished during World War II.


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5 comments:

Linda Gartz said...

Beautiful photo. Beautiful people.

Kristin said...

Looking at photographs were you know something sad or horrible is waiting to happen and knowing they had no idea what was to come is a sobering experience.

Cynthia Shenette said...

Linda and Kristin - Thank you for your comments.

Kristin - You are so right. I've been doing a lot of reading lately on WWII, particularly refugees, and it is sobering. Some people left Europe early, saving themselves and their families. Why did they see the writing on the wall and take action to immigrate? My grandfather's family, the ones who survived the war, were affected for years. After reading their letters I'm sure they were suffering some form of post-traumatic stress syndrome.

Cheryl Cayemberg said...

Beautiful photo. So sad that they died during the war. At least you're helping to keep their memory alive! Thanks for sharing!

Cynthia Shenette said...

Cheryl - That's exactly it. Keeping their memory alive. Thank you for your comment.