Aleksander Hieronim Gołębiewski

A pharmacist, the son of Antoni Gołębiewski and Aleksandra Cecylia née Rajner, born on 30 September 1892 in Lublin; died on 8 July 1942 in G’uzor, in the Uzbek Republic.

As a young man, he went to the United States of America. His two daughters, Zofia (1919) and Jadwiga (1920), were born in Chicago. Then, he returned to his hometown, Lublin, where in 1925 his son, Stefan Jan, was born. Two years later, on 1 June 1927, he married the mother of his children, Janina Julia Szubiak in Saint Peter’s Church in Lublin. Similarly to his younger brother, Kazimierz, Aleksander had a pharmacy.

During the Second World War, he was probably arrested by the NKVD and deported deep into Russia. As a result of the so-called Sikorski-Maisky Agreement of 1941, together with thousands of other prisoners, he was released within the “amnesty” programme and incorporated into the emerging units of the Polish Armed Forces in the USSR (known as General Anders’ Army).

He died in the garrison hospital in G’uzor, in the Uzbek Socialist Soviet Republic. According to his death certificate, the cause of death was myocarditis.