“At the beginning there was a great deal of antagonism between the population from the East and the local people.”
Born in Lvov on 27 October 1929. In 1933, after the death of his father, who was an employee of the Polish Post, his family moved to Kołomyja (Ukrainian: Kolomyia), where Tadeusz Brzeziński’s mother worked as a purchasing manager in a Polish boarding house and remarried. In Kolomyia the family survived the war. In May 1945, Tadeusz Brzeziński went to the “Regained Lands” together with his family, first to Poznań, and then to Krzyż. He completed secondary school in Trzcianka, where he passed his secondary school-leaving examination. Because of his involvement in the religious life of his parish he was not admitted to journalistic studies. In 1950, he started working as a teacher at a primary school in Herburtowo near Krzyż, and, in 1951, at a primary school in Krzyż, where he taught history, geography, and physical education. He completed the state teacher’s college, extramural teacher-training studies in Poznań (1955-1958), and extramural teacher-training courses leading to a master’s degree in Opole (1961-1966); from 1967 he was the headmaster of a primary school in Krzyż, and from 1973 – the district schools headmaster. Until his retirement in 1991 he was the headmaster of Primary School No. 1 in Krzyż. An active member of the Polish Scouting and Guiding Association (ZHP), founder and long-standing instructor of the scouting organization in Krzyż. He also worked at the municipal and provincial government, e.g., he was chairman of the Municipal Council in Krzyż for two terms of office after 1990. He lives in Krzyż.