Monthly Archives: December 2011

Christmas cards from behind the Iron Curtain

I remember that my father had a small stash of Christmas cards from relatives in Poland. After a bit of searching, I was finally able to track them down. The cards, dating from the 1950s and 1960s, were mostly addressed … Continue reading

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The laboriosus who became an oppidanus

Bazyli Bosakowski, my great-great-grandfather, was born the son of peasants in a village called Milno in the far northeastern corner of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. By the time he was 24, he left that all behind and moved to the much … Continue reading

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