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Joined: 4 Oct 2008 / Female ♀
Last Post: 6 Jul 2012
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Posts: Total: 11 / Live: 7 / Archived: 4
From: flintshire, North Wales uk
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6 Jul 2012
Genealogy / my Polish Grandfather in Hitler Youth? HOW? [65]

My mother who is Austrian born 1929 was in the Hitler youth aged 14 the Germans invaded her village in Austria , She had to learn German in school forced into these I have a photo of my mum in her Hitler Youth uniform . After the war she moved to UK 1949 . My father is Polish he spoke perfect German as they lived in Northern Poland by the Gdansk Polish corridor where German families settled to live in Poland when war broke out in 1929 my father was 19 for what ever reason survival or conscription against theair will he and his brothers were enlisted into the German army he was a German soldier up un till 1944 where he was captured by the British forces and then swapped sides to fight for the British as a Polish Soldier at the end of the war because of the Communist occupation of Poland the Polish soldiers could not return home for persicution so my father came to the Uk to live . So my point being your story could be a number of factors survival being priority . My father never talked of the war even my mother did not know of my father being a German soldier I only found out because of the Web and applying for his war papers what a fascinating read they were . By the way both my parents are dead and I was born and raised in UK My mother also said her cousin in Austria became a Nazi SS Oficer . Also my Polish father had a German Army idetification card
4 Apr 2012
Genealogy / Genealogy-Bryski(Polish)~Pelc(Austria) [7]

Hi I have the same problem Geneolgy as my mother was Austrian cannot find any trace of family tree on the web and my father Polish have had some luck from web on fathers side I am British as both my parents settled in UK after the war total brickwalls !!!!! Its the not knowing where your roots are is the headache .
28 Feb 2010
Genealogy / Barwina Father came from Tuchola [6]

Hi many thanks for getting back in touch with me does my fathers brothers names look familier to you ? did they come from Tuchola and Byslawek area? I have 2 sisters and 1 brother my eldest sister said I was named after my fathers neice could that be your mum? my sisters are called Lydia , Helen and brother Steven .my email address is or you can send me a private message on this site . Hope you get back soon Anita .
29 Jan 2010
Genealogy / Barwina Father came from Tuchola [6]

Hi cant believe after 4 years of research and posts that there maybe a possible relation I can remember my parents saying that my fathers sister escaped from poland during the war and settled in germany and married a german her name Anita Barwina not 100% sure PS thats also my name could there be a link ? my fathers name was Antoni Barwina born 1920 many thanks for getting in touch Anita

Feb 19, 10, 21:08 - Thread attached on merging:
searching for family of Antoni Barwina

I would like to trace any family of my father Antoni Barwina born may 22 1920 Byslawek Tuchola Poland he was in the Polish army the 3rd Carpathian Rifle Division he fought in Monte Cassino . after the war he stayed in England he died 23. 01.1995 aged 73 . He lived in Flintshire North Wales . He had brothers Edmund, Alfons,Bernard,Jan,Bronislaw (Bruno),Zygfryd he died in France WW2 aged 22 and a sister Gertruda she married a German and lived in Germany after/during the war . His parents names were Joannes and Anna . Many thanks Anita
10 Oct 2008
Genealogy / Poland Genealogy Resources [125]

Hi yes may be able to help you a little about your polish relative being part of British army . Here goes the Polish 1st Armoured Division created in Feb 1942 at Duns Scotland commanded by General Stanislaw Maezek . nicknamed the black division and Polish black brigade. They then fought for Britain mainly on the front line , alot of them went to France to fight , There they joined up with Canadian army . After the war because of what part of Poland they came from communist side they could not return to Poland as fear of their lives even though they were heros in UK at home they outcast so the disision was made to allow over 45000 Poles to remane in Uk also they had choice to live in Canada because merged with Canadians in combat . This resulted in huge resettlement corps in Uk 1948 accross the country there were camps for the Poles to settle in Uk and have a life here . Thats most proberly happend to your gramps . put in search engine Polish Resettlement Act 1947 this may help Anita
7 Oct 2008
Genealogy / Barwina Father came from Tuchola [6]

Hi its a long shot wondering if any Barwina s out there in Poland , My father came to UK during the second WW stayed in UK , and died in UK , All I know from him is he came from Tuchola , had approx 5 siblings 1 brother called Zygfrid ( Deja Zygmunt) died in France 1944 aged just 22 in WW2 . Cant remember his bro/sisters names think 1 was called Edmund. My mother is Austrian, who also came to UK 1953, Im a Heinz 57 ! PS my fathers name was Antek known as Tony . Thanks Anita

Dec 17, 09, 19:37 - Thread attached on merging:
tracing family name Barwina

My father Antoni Barwina came from Poland possibly Byslawek, or Stonackiego Sepolno, Tuchola . he was born 1920 came to UK during 2nd war and stayed he never returned to Poland . He died 1995 aged 73. He had possibly 6 brothers 1 sister 1 brother Zygfried "Daja" died aged 22 in France during the war. 1 brother Edmund had 2 children Wojtek born 1962 and girl aged maybe 43 his sister posibly named Anita escaped during the war and married a german . would love to get in touch with any family of my father. as researching the name Barwina draws a blank