Henryk Borek

14 September 1923–12 May 1985 (Age 61)
Gołkowice, Wodzisław Śląski, Silesia, Poland

The Life of Henryk

Henryk Borek was born on 14 September 1923, in Gołkowice, Wodzisław Śląski, Silesia, Poland as the son of Franciszek (Franz) Borek and Anna Sitek (Sittek). He died on 12 May 1985, at the age of 61.

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Family Time Line

Franciszek (Franz) Borek
Anna Sitek (Sittek)
Henryk Borek
Marian Borek
Stanislaw Borek
Alfred Borek
Pawel Borek

Parents and Siblings






    Marian Borek


    Stanislaw Borek


World Events (6)


Age 3

Pilsudski makes himself dictator of Poland. Despite the dictatorship, the economy stabilized at this time and culture continued to prosper.

Age 16

Nazi Germany invades Poland. Beginning of World War II as the United Kingdom declares war on Germany in response to the invasion. The Soviet Union invades from the east. Germany and the Soviet Union divide Poland between them and treat Polish citizens, particularly Jews, with extreme brutality.

Age 21

The Warsaw Uprising. Poland comes under Soviet control.

Name Meaning

1 Polish: from a derivative of Borzysław, Bolebor, or some other personal name formed with bor.2 Polish and Jewish (from Poland): habitational name from Borek, so named with Polish bór ‘pine forest’ + the diminutive suffix -ek. As a Jewish name, it could sometimes be from a Polonized form of the Yiddish personal name Borukh.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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