Kehilat Middlesbrough Newsletter No 29 June 2013 page 2
Ed note: This email correspondence, which took place in October and November 2012 is a follow up to Michael Bharier's original article on the Galewskis, which can be seen here.
Email from Roma (Bharier) Brooks November 2012:
When Melvyn & I left England for Israel in 1973, my mother asked if there was anything we wanted to take with us from the house in which I had grown up. The only thing I wanted were Daddy's photo albums. It had always fascinated me that whenever he took a photo, he immediately wrote down on a little piece of paper where it was taken, when, & of whom, & then put it in the camera case for when he developed his own photos.Who would have believed that they would help trace a family 80 years after they were taken.
He died in 1965. In 1963 he went with a delegation from England to Poland for the 20th Anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, & know that he came back heartbroken that he could not trace any of the family that he had visited before the War. My father (Nat) & Michael's father (Louis) were very similar & very close. They both looked like our grandfather Jacob.
Here are a few more photos. It is a shame that they are not so clear, but I do not think that my father had a flash for his camera in 1931!
Ed note: The captions are by Roma