Birthday remebrances today for Stanislaw, son of Jan Tygier and Barbara Najman, who was born this day in Poland in 1913. He passed away in Harrow, London in 1983. He experienced such a lot through out his life and I can only hope that the good times eventually outweighed the bad. Happy Birthday Stanislaw.
What, the Sam Goldwyn, movie mogul? Well……………….yes!
Nan’s cousin was Stanislaw Tygier.
He met and married Paulina (Pola) Lebensold.
Paulina’s mother was Manya Gelbfisz.
Her brother was Shmuel Gelbfisz aka Samuel Goldwyn.
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On arriving in England in 1944, Stanislaw was transferred to the Polish military hospital, Auchmore House in Killin, Perthshire.
I never knew before now that there was such an extensive system of hospitals, resettlement camps and help existed for Polish soldiers to resettle in the UK all made available through the Polish Resettlement Corps. Nor that the The Polish Resettlement Act 1947 existed and “was the first ever mass immigration legislation of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. It offered British citizenship to over 200,000 displaced Polish troops on British soil who had fought against Nazi Germany and opposed the Soviet takeover of their homeland. The act also supplied a labour force to the demands of war-torn Britain” (Wikipedia). It’s amazing what you learn through tracing your family.
Whilst in hospital in Scotland, Stanislaw started to search for his Grandmother and her children, his Aunts and Uncles, that had travelled to England in or around 1900. They were Minnie Teiger and her children Adolf, Amelia, Joseph, Michael, Bennett and Martin. I’ll share more information in my next post as I have been sent some wonderful letters that Stanislaw sent to his family during this time.
There is a website at http://www.polishgreatness.com that contains photographs of the 2nd Polish Corps during their battle at Monte Cassino in Italy, where Stanislaw was injured. Nothing brings history to life better than pictures and these photos give you a real sense of what all these soldiers went through and suffered during this battle.
Stanislaw’s naturalisation document shows that, after being wounded in August 1944, he was evacuated from Italy on the hospital ship Empire Clyde which brought him to England on the 9th December 1944.
Stanislaw settled in the London area and remained there until he passed away in 1983.
Kindly forwarded by Jonathan Tygier are the below photographs of his Grandparents, John Tygier and Barbara Najman.
John was one of the three children that did not come to the UK with his mother, Minnie, and six of his brothers and sisters. The other two children that stayed behind where a sister Gustawa (Gertrude) and a brother Herman.
Below is some form of ID pass for Jan (Ksiazeczka Wojskowa = Book Military)
- Birth date (Urodz dn) : 15/03/1883
- Birth place : Lodz
- Native language (Jezyk macierzysty) : Polish
- Parent’s names (Imiona rodziców) : Looks to me like Stanislaw (we know as Sydney Woolf) and Minnie.
- Their place of residence (miejsce ich zamieszk) : England
- Family status (Sian rodzinny) : Married (Zonaty)
- Marriage date (Daty slubu) : Looks like 30/01/1904
- Wife’s name (Imie) : Barbara Najman
- Dzieci is children so it shows their births in 1911 (Irene) and 1913 (Stanislaw)
Barbara Tygier nee Najman
Both Jan and Barbara are buried in the cemetery at Lodz.
The records for their burials can be found on the JewishGen website.