LITTLE HOMELAND MOSZCZENICA, Małopolska – help from the mayor of the Moszczenica commune, Jerzy Wałęga and others for families from the USA in searching for family roots in Europe
“Somewhere in Poland, about 350 km south-east of the capital, 125 km from Krakow – the nearest academic center, and 40 km from the border with Slovakia, our Moszczenica is located in a deep province. A noble place, permanently connected with the history of the homeland and the region from the Piast beginnings, through numerous war turmoil and the tragedies of the partitions. There were many famous and significant people in its history. When the 1st Congress of the Moszczno Intelligentsia was organized in 1931, about 100 compatriots dispersed around the country, headed by the then ordinary of the Tarnów diocese, Fr. Bishop Leon Wałęga. Józef Rączkowski, a well-known politician and writer of the interwar period, wrote about our village: “In Moszczenica, a big, pretty, rich village (…)”. Is it like that today? ”.
(Jerzy Wałęga – Chapter I p. 7, fragment, “Moszczenica Zarys Dziejów 1348-1996”)
This book was sent by W. Sz. Mr. Jerzy Wałęga, Mayor of the Moszczenica commune to the DHO # GA.PA Gallery with three photos in November 2003 to help Americans of Polish origin from the USA (several families already!) Looking for their families and cultural roots in Poland – see the translation of the relevant fragments of this books in #GA.PA Gallery – Department 11 – Polonica – Exhibit No. 11-3.
We also want to thank W. Sz. Mr. Wójt Jerzy Wałędze from Moszczenica for helping US citizens of Polish origin and sending this book and additional information.
PS. The 3 photos attached by Mr. Wójt (1 photo + 2 postcards) plus this book were sent by us to the USA to the Mary Ann family (Hudzik / Chudzik from Moszczenica), which was met with great emotion and thanks from this family from the USA.
Tadeusz Wysocki – for the family of Mary Ann Hudzik / Chudzik in the USA from Moszczenica, Poland