The author, Jan Slomka, didn't date his references to individual
people. This is maddening for those of us who are trying to correlate
his references to our familys' events.
Sometimes, though, Slomka would give enough other contextual material to
estimate a year. For example, Jan Ordyk was taken hostage by the
Austrians in about the middle of World War 1, thus, about 1916. Since
most young men away in the army and Slomka elsewhere in the text stated
that most village officials were elderly men during the war, Jan Ordyk
might well be my grandmother's brother, first cousin, or maybe a younger
If you'd like, give the specific individuals, and I'll check the text
for additional information.
Christina Pacosz wrote:
> Your labor of love was most appreciated. None of the names were "mine"
> but many names were familiar in the sense that some are known by any
> student of our area's history as well as Poland in general. In
> addition, I could wonder at some entries: was that the man, the woman,
> the person my father would speak of in his stories of living in
> Modliborzyce right after World War I. Thank you again!!!! Christina Pacosz
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