My Cywinski-Trzetrzewinska family.
Hi all. My Grandmother Alexandra TrzeTrzewinska (maiden name Cywinski) came over with her father,Wladlyslaw TrzeTrzewinska mother Irena (Cywinska), and sister Elizibieta, on the boat the "Pilsudski" in 1939.They landed in New york, New york.
My Great aunt Marisha (Alexandra's sister) told me that the Cywinski family had 5 siblings. There was Yusef Cywinski that married a Helena Lakumska (not sure of sp) and a Maria Cywinski that married a Trzetrzewinski. The Cywinska daughter and Trzetrzewisnki son married. They were cousins. And had my grandmother.
My mom told me that my Great Grandmother used to lament about all the beautiful things they had in Poland, and she always wore her coat of arms ring. She would always refer to them as "Impoverished aristocrats" My mom wants to inherit this ring from my Great Aunt Marisha who recently died. My great Aunt Marisha had a brother Vetold who was also her twin. He and her both escaped from a camp. Neither one of them came over with the family.My great Aunt Marisha was also a clinical psychologist in Glen Cove, Long Island. She was married to the artist Thadeuz Rosicki and he wrote the book "My fifty months in Nazi Camps: A message of survival" She recently died and was going to send the ring to my mother.Could this be "puchala"? I don't know.
My grandmother Alexandra, disappeared when my mom was young, so I never got to know her.All of the accounts of my family came from my great Aunt Marisha. She also told me the Trzetrzewinski name was rare because they descended from royalty. She had our family lineage back 200 centuries. I don't know if she preserved it or if we will get it from her estate.
Does anybody know anything more about this family???
I tried to talk to other Cywinski's but they seemed snotty. I was told they are highly "revered for their academic accomplishments". I am usually at the top of my class in most subjects and excel in the sciences, I love chemistry, science, and math, and have exceptional academic talent. So does my son.Which seems to fit what they have said.
Alexandra was reported to have been smart enough to have been asked to work on the atom bomb, which she refused.Vetold was a Nasa Engineer.
Any Cywinski's that want to claim this displaced family?