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  THE BURAK-GNIAZDOWICZ WING 

Second Floor

 

The Charles Burack Room

 

 

ARMY SOLDIER

Charlie Burack, probably in Polish Army

 cir 1920

Poland

 

My great uncle Charlie Burack must have been in the Polish Army, at least for a time after the end of World War I. He eventually made his way to the United States via either Cuba or Canada. Most likely, he came into the States with his brother Sam, who was devoted to him.

Charlie lived all of his years in the United States in the East New York section of Brooklyn, New York, residing with his sister Flora and her husband Harry. He worked in some capacity in a chemical plant.

"He was a very nice-looking man, a very handsome man...He and (his brother) Sam were very close. They were inseparable. Many times he and Charlie, both of them, were in my house together...He was very quiet, but he'd be more talkative with your grandmother (Flora) or Sam.

(Sam and Charlie) went places. A lot of times they used to take my brother and myself, like on a Sunday, to a park, and we used to make sandwiches, and (they) would take us for the whole day, my brother and myself."  - niece Roz

 

 

 


 



 

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