the personal is where we start from
I’m Barbara Dieu and Bohdan Pawłowicz (1899 -1967) was my grandfather. He was a Polish writer, journalist and globetrotter.
Bohdan left a number of writings and recordings which chronicle the times he lived in and document his impressions, feelings and beliefs. After his death, much of this material was donated to the Jozef Pilsudski Institute and the Piasa Archives in New York but some more personal papers are still with the family, in different boxes and suitcases scattered around the world: in Poland, in the US and in Brazil.
It is my intention to retrieve these family records, classify them and publish them in this digital suitcase, weaving in the family narratives, memories and photographs, to bring out the family saga.
The blog, which runs parallel to this collection of items, is a contemporary diary on the different stages of this project, a record of my findings, impressions, reflections and the challenges I meet as I go along.
This is very much a work-in-progress. If you have anything to share or contribute, please let me know at beeonline (at) gmail (dot) com.