I'm the granddaughter of Stanley Opalach of New Jersey/New York, but other than that I don't know much about the family. I'd be interested in keeping in touch with you as you learn more (I assume we're related - there aren't be too many Opalachs in the US!) There's a Polish woman named Agata Opalach I've been meaning to get in touch with through email - maybe she knows more about who left the village?
I live in Oakland, California. What about you?