Włodzimierz Galas

6 May 1931–2 June 2011 (Age 80)
Sosnowiec, Będzin, Silesia, Poland

The Life of Włodzimierz

When Włodzimierz Galas was born on 6 May 1931, in Sosnowiec, Będzin, Silesia, Poland, his father, Julian Galas, was 29 and his mother, Balbina Pełka, was 27. He died on 2 June 2011, in Wrocław, Lower Silesia, Poland, at the age of 80.

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Family Time Line

Julian Galas
Balbina Pełka
Włodzimierz Galas
Grażyna Galas
Stanisław Jerzy Galas

Parents and Siblings

    Julian Galas


    Balbina Pełka





    Grażyna Galas


    Stanisław Jerzy Galas


World Events (6)


Age 8

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 13

The Warsaw Uprising. Poland comes under Soviet control.
1968 · Warsaw Pact Invasion of Czechoslovakia

Age 37

After months of unrest, Poland was one of five Warsaw Pact countries to participate in the invasion of Czechoslovakia; they were joined by the Soviet Union, Bulgaria, East Germany, and Hungary. All of the involved parties suffered loses, including 10 Polish deaths. However, Czechoslovakia had 137 civilian deaths, greater than the combined death toll of all the invading countries. At least another 500 people were seriously wounded or injured. The Warsaw Pact Invasion was considered successful and increased the authority of the Communist Party in Czechoslovakia. 

Name Meaning

1 Polish: from a derivative of the personal name Gal .2 Hungarian: from the personal name Gálos ( see Gal ).3 Dutch: variant of Gallas .

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

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