Unknown topics from the history of the Waga family

Elżbieta Mudrak was introduced during the historical story of the Lomza Scientific Society. Wagów, the results of his research and studies on family history. It is no coincidence that the lecture was entitled “In Search of Your Identity. The book “From the history of the Vago family” was given at the Lomza Palace of Culture, because its author is associated with Vagami, and the celebration of the year of Jacob Ignasi Vaga continues in connection with the 150th anniversary of the death of one of them. the most prominent Polish botanists. – We have no doubt that our family came from these areas, – said Elbieta Mudrak Bielecki and told the story of the fate of Vagas with unique photos and documents from the family collection.

Dr. Elżbieta Mudrak from the University gave a lecture to Pavel Włodkovica in Plock by his grandmother Regina Bielecka (1909-1999) and his five sisters, including Kazimierz, the only man who died of an infectious disease while returning from Russia during the 1917 revolution. unknown location next to railway rails. The grandmother was born in Irena, not near Kraśnik in the Lublin region, named after her husband, founded by Count Henrik Lubiensky.

Irena married Regina’s sister, Zofiya Radom, who works at an arms factory in Stefan Trojanski. One of his colleagues was Eugeniusz Sylwester Weight, born in 1884 in Mynek, near Stalowa Wola, son of Jan Franciszek Vaga (1831-1911) and Bronisława Małgorzata Gajewska. According to Elbieta Mudrak, Eugene’s birth certificate was found by Kamil Leszczyński of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The collection includes photos of grandparents Wagów.

In the Trojansky family, Yevgenius meets young Irena, and despite the age difference of 25 and the objections of the girl’s parents, they married in 1934 because the “groom’s” divorce made it impossible for her to marry in the church. They lived in Radom, and Eugeniusz’s well-paid job allowed them to live well and travel the country.

The Vag family came to Garbatka by chance – Eugeniusz first thought of buying a house in Lipno, then a house in Kraśnik, but finally, in August 1939, before the outbreak of World War II, he bought a house in Garbatka near Radom. summer resort and resort town. , the second is called Zakopane. Plans to build a house and dig a well were thwarted by the war – the Vagovis lived in a kitchen and dining room until the end of their stay in the city, when they were thrown out of an apartment in Radom by the Germans. room; initially with former owners who did not have time to move, and water had to be brought from a well on a neighboring property. In addition, a group of young men looted German rail transport and testified against the residents of Garbatka, which led to one of the biggest pacifiers in Poland – in August 1942, the Germans deported 800-1,000 people to a concentration camp in Auschwitz. 44 survived, and before the war the city had a population of 3,500. “It was so traumatic that my grandmother didn’t want to talk about it until the end of her life,” said Elbieta Mudrak, adding that Irena Regina had witnessed Libra’s neighbors being taken away by the Germans because she had just visited them. for water.

That same year, Eugeniusz Libra, as Elżbieta Mudrak points out, had one of the worst moments of his life, and he did not manage to shake it to the end: in response to an attempt to attack a informant with Vis pistols. 40 workers of the processing department, found in the assassins, who had been removed from the factory in Radom for the needs of the German army after the start of the war, were arrested. They were executed in four open executions, one of which took place in the square in front of the plant.

During the tragedy of the war, on July 11, 1944, there were happy events, such as the birth of Irena and Alikja Malgozata, the only child of the speaker’s mother, Yevgeny Vag.

He was not the only child of Eugene to have a daughter, Halina, from his first marriage to Janina. Before the war, he completed his art history, but in 1939 he was unable to write his doctoral dissertation. She settled in Italy and never married after a heart attack and a failed suicide attempt. He is the author of The Known and Unknown Life of Pantheon Virtuosos. Contributing to the History of the Papal Academy of Art of the Pantheon in Rome ”and contacted his father by mail and even visited him at Radom.

Eugeniusz Libra died in 1961 at the age of 77. After the war, he continued to work in a factory in Radom, but his constant dreams of building a house in Garbatka were dashed by a currency exchange in 1950, and as a result he lost virtually all his savings. The younger Irena Regina Libra was 38 years old when she died in 1999 at the age of 90. He lived in Garbatka until the end of his life, and his daughter Alicja Małgorzata, who was a talented musician, studied at the Polytechnic and met Sylwester, who moved to Olstin after the divorce, died in 2019.
Elżbieta Mudrak also visited Garbatka many times, not only on holidays or vacations. This place was a lost paradise for her, a synonym for life for her mother and a symbol of suffering for her grandmother, as she turned from a girl, even with the prospect of a modeling career, into a tough housewife. Under these conditions, the constant transportation of water from the well damaged his health.

Currently, the speaker is working on the book “Garbatka – suffering, life, lost paradise”, which shows the importance of this place for his grandmother, mother and himself, as well as for the entire history of the family, but it is not. It is known when he will see the light of day.

Wojciech Chamryk

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