I dont know if we are distantly related. We are trying to piece together names within our family. We have just found a new surname for us of a Great Great Grandmother & Grandfather. Kaminski & Sadowska.
My Father has just recieved this information from the International Tracing Service.
Amongst all the information sent were details of an interview my Great Grandmother, Helene Lachera nee Kaminska, had with officals.
She had written down alot of names against a family tree. Which is quite confussing.
A Veronika, Rosa, Elisabeth, Karoline and Wladyslawa.
All surnames (probably married surnames as all girls) we are still trying to work these out.
Anyway, more importantly Her Fathers name was
Pawel Kaminski her mothers name Marie Sadowska. I wonder if we are distantly related??.
My Great Great Aunt Karoline always spoke about thier father being high up, at Officer status. With Naval links. How true this is we shall never know.
Helene Kaminska was married to Antoni Lachera.
It states she was born in Zytomierz, Russia 25.12.1896/97.
Last known domicile: Tolbowka Krostoszow, Zytomierz.
Around 1941 Antoni was shot by the Nazis.
On the 29th November 1942 she & a few remaining children, my Grandmother included and my Great Great Aunt Karoline were forcibly transported for work to Germany.
I hope you can maybe shed some light on this.
Karen & Father Josef Lachera