Motel was born in Ostrow Mazowiecka and moved to
Czyzewo as a young man. He was a very good businessman, not only
owning a lumber yard there, but also owning the first electric mill
concession in town. He traveled several times between Poland and the
United States, the last time just one month before the Germans invaded
Poland in September 1939.
Motel met Edith Ritholz and married her in the early
1940s. They had three children, Edward, Howard and Enid.
Czyzewo: Bright and Dark Days