My father Jan Kornafel – known in Canada as John – emigrated to Canada from Poland in 1924 travelling to Halifax, Nova Scotia on the BALTIC. His brother Jozef followed him in 1926. We have seen an online record of Jozef Kornafel arriving in Halifax on 1926-8-14. Jozef died in Saskatchewan Canada not long after arrival. Other than Jozef, we know that John (Jan) had more brothers and sisters, but know only one other name – Anna.
My father spoke very little, if at all, about Poland or even the rest of his family. He did tell me that he lived in a village near the border (presumably) Czech and that the family home was close to Gliwice. My children and I have always wanted to know more about this empty hole in our background.