My name is Guido Gil, born 1953 in Bad Aibling - Germany, where my father Josef Gil, landed after WW2 as a POW. He could not return to his home, because Germans had to leave the State of Czechoslovakia generally after Nazi-cruelties. Perhaps there could be a connection to your family history.
Biography: born 16. Nov. 1911 in Freistadt/Teschen, in this time a part of Austria-Hungary like Widelka/Galicia. The name of his father: Franz Gil and his grandfather: Johann Gil. Do not disturb in german first names and places, it is only a relic of history. I have certificates of his genealogy also in polish language ( Metryka urodzenia i chrztu ), but I am sorry to do not speak or understand polish or czech language (only english with mistakes ). The population in 1911 was a mix of czech, polish, german and jewish ( mix slang language pomashem!?) and almost nobody anticipates the holocaust of later times. Perhaps not a paradise free of ethnic conficts, but no matter of future reality.
My father died in 1978 and most of his family roots are a secret for me, because iron curtain interrupted most contacts. I can only tell some known names of his genealogy:
Margaretha Bajger ( mother ), Marianna Maroszczyk ( grandmother ), Franz Bajger, Josefa Btanik, Mateusz Btanik, Marianna Sosna.
Perhaps you know anything you can contact me: email firstname.lastname@example.org
Greetings from Munich