"ECHO POWIATU" # 6 March 02, 2004
The article in Polish – click to enlarge
Whom Did Lili Susser Search for in Sochaczew ?
Translated from Polish to English by Lili Susser
We wrote many times before on the subject of searches for soldiers lost in the battle on Bzura (river). In the last years many letters arrived at the “Muzeum Ziemi Sochaczewskiej i Pola Bitwy nad Bzura” - ("The Museum of The Sochaczew Region and The Battle of The Bzura River") with inquiries of the fate their relatives, who after tragic fights in 1939 did not return to their families.
More often we receive letters from abroad, as letters by electronic mail.
That is why with them in mind the
In the middle of November of the
past year appealed at the
Her brother, Henryk Cukier, was interned on the military cemetery in Trojanow. Thanks to the help of the Museum she was able to locate his grave.
In November she sent the Museum director M. Wojewoda a remembrance of her brother and also described the path she took to find his grave. Maciej Wojewoda approached the ZSO school administration with a plea for translation of the letter. This task was undertaken by three students: Lucyna Gornicka, from class II e, Natalja Szejko, class I c and Wojciech Zelechowski class II e.
They are owed huge words of thanks for help in translating this important letter to the museum.
Those are the fragments:
(…) Heniek was born in
In the year 1974, when conditions
In the letter she writes: We went
to a nearby flower shop where I purchased carnation in the Polish national
colors and I placed them on each grave in hopes that one of them is my
brother’s grave. We repeated this function on our consecutive visits to
For unexplained reasons the name tag with information on her brother got removed.
At the beginning of January of
this year also with electronic mail the Museum received from a resident of
Letters keep arriving, searches continue for the interned soldiers. Presently on the Museums Internet Web page one can find Archived Memory of the Fight and the identity register (of immortals) with names found on the field of battle on the Bzura (river).
Grave of Henryk Cukier with nametag affixed
The monument to the fallen soldiers of the battle in 1939