Nina Talbot

Painter - Writer
painting, Kedzierski Family, by Nina Talbot
Kedzierski Family, oil on canvas, 48 x 42 inches

Faces of Dynów

Kedzierski Family

Jozef Kędzierski was the president of Invalid Cooperative for 22 years. He was the mayor of Dynów from 1986 to 1989. He was nine years old when the Nazis invaded the town. I befriended Jozef on my first trip to Dynów in 2013. Jozef took me and my husband around the town and introduced us to many townspeople including Mrs Gasecka, who was previously a neighbor to my family. Jozef also showed us the landmarks of the Nazi terror when the town was invaded in September 1939. Jozef has an encyclopedic knowledge of the history of Dynów and the neighboring vicinities.

Elżbieta Kędzierska used to work for forestry management company for 44 years. Mrs. Kędzierska was honored with Cutlass of Polish Forester for her achievements and hard work. Her family was originally from the town of Nozdrzec.

Alina Kędzierska was educated at the Warsaw School of Economics majoring in International Economics. She moved to New York City in 1989, and earned her Bachelor degree in International Management at Pace University. Ms. Kędzierska has worked in the field of finance for 22 years. She loves film, theater, sports and travels. She is a lover of animals.

Iwona Kędzierska went to University of Physical Education in Krakow. She moved to New York City in 1996. She earned her Master’s degree from New York University and holds a managerial position as a neuro physical therapist at New York University Langone Medical Center. She recently won Professional Presentation and Research Award.

–Corrections and translation, Alina Kędzierska