My father Heinz Czyborra (Czybora as he likes to spell it) was born 1943 in Allenstein (PL-10500 Olsztyn) and grew up in the village of Grabenau (Przykop) near Wuttrienen (PL-11032 Butryny) and had to migrate to the big West German city D-4400 Muenster at age 15 because my widowed grandmother gave up her killed father Barczewski's farm. The old Czyborra farm in Butryny was not passed down the oldest-son line (what would I be supposed to do with it???) but is now run by my grandaunt Lydia Hohmann's family. Despite the Polish-looking name (and my father does speak Polish, ja tylko bardzo malo mowie po polsku) my parental ancestry identifies as German Catholic and all my Czyborra forefathers I could trace back to the 1790s have had German forenames.
My maternal grandfather Willi Annuss spent a bit of his youth vacationing from the polluted Ruhrpott in his grandparents' homestead not far from Wuttrienen but on the other side of the confessional iron curtain: in the Protestant town Passenheim (Pasym). When my Protestant forefathers bicycled through the Catholic villages they were thrown eggs at.
I would like to learn more about my family's history, their political role during the Nazi era and the etymology of the family names "Czyborra" and "Annusz" which has been puzzling us for many years.