Do your remember the photo of the Horowitz family members wearing traditional costumes sent by Ms. Kristina Horowitz? We also received a photo of her uncle, the youngest brother of her father Chaim. This is not yet another family photo but a photo of a young soldier in an army uniform. In the photo of “mountaineers” Szlomo is the youngest of the boys. He must have been 5-6 years old and according to Kristina he was born in 1915 or 1916. At the eve of breakout of the II World War he was 24 or 25. Unfortunately, we do not know what he did in his childhood or youth, what his profession was, whether he had a fiancée or wife but when the mobilization was announced, he joined the army and fought in the uniform of the Polish Army for his homeland. According to the testimony of Kristina, her uncle Szlomo died during the first days of the September campaign.
Written by Michał Szaflarski
Translated by Magdalena Macińska