Re: Child of holocaust survivors seeks to obtain Polish citizenship #poland #general


Ina Getzoff
 

Ian:
I don't know if things have changed but the son of a friend of mine decided about six or seven years ago that because his maternal grandparents came from Poland he also wanted to obtain Polish citizenship. I helped him to get much of the paperwork that proved his claim. Eventually, we found out that he would have to write an essay in Polish stating why he wanted this citizenship and also send $400 to the President of Poland and it would then take about two or three years before he got a response. He does not speak Polish (he is an American Doctor) and I asked him if he wanted to send the $400 and not know if the next month or year the current president no longer was president. After thinking about it he decided he would rather spend the money on the new home he and his wife had purchased. I thought it was a better idea. 
Admittedly, we all want to somehow come full circle in our ancestry but this was not a good idea. 
Ina Getzoff
Delray Beach, Fla. USA

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