Zychlinski (See also Jaklinkski, Iglinski/a)

According to Michael Pizer:

There were three Zychlinski brothers: Arthur, Henyik and Yosef, and two sisters: Esther and Fela. Arthur and Henyik survived the war in Russia. After the war, the brothers stopped in Tashkent, where Michael, Lienna, Yurig Francuz, and wife and child were working on building a theater. Yosef had gone to Mexico before the war. [SEE PHOTO BELOW]

Before parting in Russia, Arthur Zychlinski gave Michael an address in Houston, TX, where he would be going to. Apparently, Michael found the address about 10 years ago, (which is about 50 years later) wrote him, and he called right back. So, they have been in touch since leaving Russia.

Enrique Chelmnisky writes 3/ "I left Klodawa in 1933 at the age of 5 or 6. I do not know of any Klodawa survivor living in Mexico except my cousin Malkah Rabinowitz (née Stempa), who left Klodawa at a similar age 6 years later, and the brothers Zychlinsky. One of them I believe survives."

Per Email from William F. Willoughby, 7/3/07:

I have just published a book on the Zychlinski family entitled "The Zychlinski Family: Their Polish ancestors and their American Descendants. Unfortunately, there are no Klodawa references.  Family lore Did say that my great-grandfather, Witold Zychlinski, owned a gold mine in Mexico, and that he was either murdered or shot there in a duel, but as I discuss in the book, it seems more likely that he died either in Texas or in New Mexico.
William F. Willoughby.

P.S. Copies have been mailed to most of the major genealogical libraries.

FROM KAREN KRONHEIM-LOUICK 1/9/08: I am related to the Zychlinskis (they are second cousins) and periodically still have contact with them, particularly Arturo (we know him as Archie)'s part of the family. Archie, Heniak and Josef all ended up in Mexico City where they raised their families. When I was in my teens, I traveled to Mexico several times and met them and they would come to NY to visit our family. Karen Kronheim Louick. 

Per Email from Karen Zychlinsky 8/08,--granddaughter of Henyik Zychlinsky:

My grandfather is Henyik Zychlinsky, he had two sons Lazar and Benito, I am doughter of Lazar the oldest.  My grandfather and Arthur lived on the same building for a long time, Arthur passed away a few years ago.

Best wishes.Karen

Additional email from Karen 8/08: My grandparents started talking about their lives at war and in Klodawa when I went to a trip to Poland, they didn’t like to talk about that. But suddenly they started talking and specially my grandfather couldn’t stop so my cousin suggested them to film them in a video and have all the information stored so we didn’t forget any detail. I am going to talk to my cousin and ask for that video.

Bella and Henyik Zychlinski and grandchild. Photo submitted by Henyik's granddaughter, Karen Zychlinsky.

 EMAIL FROM LUIS ZYCHLINSKI, SON OF HENYIK AND BELA [Glicksman] 10/10/08: I knew the whole Cieplinski´s family because my parents lived about 9 feet from them, yes we were neighbors door to door for 15 years or more.

About your uncle, Michael [Pizer] I know that he was with my father, mother and uncle in Samarkanda. I think I wrote you that my father was a dentist in Poland working in 3 offices at the same time, that means he took his bycicle and drove to the 3 places in one day to work with the patients he got. I dont understand why at home my parents never talked about your uncle Michael, because I understand that Archies wife Rebeca, had a very close friendship with him and I never saw him at home or never heard of him.

My parents were very strange about their past. In my concern, life was so difficult for them that they did not want to spoke about the hard times they had to live. My mother´s [Glicksman] family was the wealthiest in Pzedech and my father was the only support for the family because his father died 3 days before his Bar Mitzva. They spoke more to Susy and to my sister in law. I think that listening to their stories and watching my mother cry was very hard so I did not want to listen those stories very often.

About you question of how was life in Klodawa, I think you have more information. My father saw that the Germans were going to invade Poland and took his youngest brother, Archie, and runned way to Siberia. He left him there and got back and returned to take out my mother. The three of them went to Asia because of the weather. He always made jokes about the cold weather of Mexico compared to the weather in Siberia.

Additional email from Luis Zychlinsky, 10/12/08: My uncle Joseph who came first to Mexico. The reason was that my father did not want the Polish army to take him at the age they enroll which I don´t know what was it. My real and registered name is LAZAR WOLF ZYCHLINSKI ZYCHLINSKA.Why I have the same name, I think it´s because I have my grandfather´s name from my father and my grandfather´s name from my mother.

The Klodawa community of Mexico kept in touch but without being a group. They got together to have dinner and never tried to form a group to speak to the decendents. Yes I think that everyone had their own feelings and remembrance of their experiences in the past and lived the way they understood what God had for each other.