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Re: Pollack- Pollak? meaning?
Posted by: Charles Polák Date: July 16, 2001 at 08:05:43
In Reply to: Re: Pollack- Pollak? meaning? by Carol Irwin of 199

Few of my relatives live in England, & of them none have lived here (historically speaking) for long: none longer than since just before WWII, perhaps 1938-9.

My father Rudolf came here from Czechoslovakia via just-defeated France, where he had been an army officer cadet, in 1940. He & my mother only settled finally in England, after long residence in Brazil, in 1957.

When WWII broke out, my grandfather's cousin Bruno had been working here for a Czech bank for a couple of years. Bruno's son is my "uncle" Eric, who has re-spelled our name to "Pollock". He has a daughter & son, both born in the 1960s.

Another cousin of my father's, Paul, born in the 1930s, came to England during WWII as a boy, saved from the Nazis (I believe) by Quaker child relief. He retains the original Austro-Hungarian spelling "Pollak".

Unfortunately, I don't know of any other relatives of mine named Pol(l)ak in England. If there are any, neither my father nor his uncle Bruno knew of them. No Fannie or any Blumenson relations, I'm afraid.

I do know the names & dates of male ancestors, some female ones & of some more recent descendants in lines other than mine, in continuous line back to the mid-1700s. I believe that this would be a useful resource for many readers of this Forum.

Rather new to this on-line genealogy business, I don't know whether software exists for displaying this kind of information on-line, or even a standard HTML text format for it. Any ideas?


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