Friday, July 22, 2011

Holocaust Survivor: Marian Wojciechowski, 1914-2011

Though I never met Holocaust survivor Marian Wojciechowski, I was very moved by learning of his incredible journey from Poland to the United States. Mr. Wojciechowski served in the Polish Cavalry during World War Two. He was sent to the Auszwich concentration camp, but survived. Eventually Marian Wojciechowski and his wife settled in Toledo, Ohio, where he was active in the Polish Army Veterans Association Post 74, the Polish American Congress, Toledo-Poznan Alliance, and Polish National Alliance. He owned and edited a Polish language publication entitled "Ameryka Echo." He also was once a project administrator at the City of Toledo for relocation projects. In his later years, Marian Wojciechowski moved to Nevada. Marian Wojciechowski passed away on June 5, 2011 in Nevada. He was buried in Toledo, Ohio in Mt. Carmel Cemetery, with military honors. An obituary for
Marian Wojciechowski appeared in the Toledo Blade.

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