My father Edmund Plociennik Date of Birth: 2 July 1923, not certain of the place of birth but believe it may be Myslowice, Poland.
I believe his fathers name to be Franciszek Plociennik:
Mother name Helena Blaszczyk (first name is definite, last name I have never had confirmed but I believe that this is correct).
My father was Roman Catholic and I know that he was a alter boy and he was able to complete an entire mass in Latin.
He arrived in Kiel-Hassee, Germany in February 1948 and was classified as a Displaced Person.
He arrived in Australia in October 1949 and died in Sydney, Australia on 16 July 1972.
He completed gymnasium school level and I have so many conflicting stories of his life in Poland from the time WW2 broke out. I believe he may have been sent to work as a slave labourer at the start of the war run by a German family Makosch in a place called Saklavkri which was near German border. Then travelled in late 1942, early 1943 to Hecberg and worked on another farm for a family named Wolder. When the Red Army arrived he travelled to Wielum to try and located his Uncle.
I have not been able to confirm any of this information nor whether it is true that he was subsequently called up to join the Polish Army and sent to Germany. I can only confirm that he arrived in the DP in German in 1948. ma.
As a child he lived with his Uncle called Wladyslaw Blasczczyk/Blaszczak/Blaszczuk who lived on a farm near Chorzow. He did not live with his parents as they ran a Hotel and he had no one to look after him. I also believe that my father’s extended family did not approve of his mothers marriage so Helena had been exiled from the family.
I know that he did have a brother but I dont have any details of his name, if he was older or younger than my father I just know he died at a young age
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