El 2 de Mayo de 2012
My Dear Family and Friends,
Forty years ago, in 1972, my father Otto decided to draw a Polatschek Family Tree. He wrote to his sister Ida Kiewe in London and to his cousins around the world to gather information.
Eventually, with pen and paper, Otto drew a chart. He included the names and dates of his relatives, past and present. In addition, he added as much information as possible about his many uncles, aunts and cousins who had “disappeared” during the Holocaust in Europe in the 1940’s.
When the large chart was complete, Otto mailed copies to his relatives in Europe, Canada, California, South America, South Africa and Israel.
Over the years, my father and I discussed our Family Tree. I was curious about where his (my) relatives had lived in Europe and where their descendants were now living.