|Apr-18-06|| ||OlimpBase: This guy (he was of Jewish and not noble origin, as his name might suggest) left for the Netherlands in mid 50's while stallinist regime oppressed Poland, his home country. Anyone knows what happened to him afterwards?|
|Apr-18-06|| ||euripides: <stallinist regime > ah, the tyranny of procrastination.|
|Apr-18-06|| ||euripides: ... or perhaps a system in breakdown ...|
|Apr-18-06|| ||euripides: ...treated people like cattle, they did ... oh dear, the possibilities are endless ...|
|Apr-18-06|| ||euripides: ... bran was served in the stalls, perhaps ...|
|Apr-18-06|| ||euripides: <Olimp> sorry, I was being frivolous. I know that the writer Eva Hoffman, also Jewish, left Poland at about thirteen in the 1950s to go to Canada. As far as I know the Jewish population of Poland was very small by that time. Don't know about Barnicki.|
|Dec-17-11|| ||whiteshark: <IGNACY BRANICKI> in 1979 (at Lloyds Bank?): http://www.newinchess.com/Common/Im...|
portait 1958: http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_mMkclob_j...
more games: http://www.365chess.com/players/Ign...
|Jan-22-14|| ||Stonehenge: He also went to Suriname (in 1961):
|Jan-22-14|| ||Stonehenge: I see thanks, let's hope this link will continue to work for a while:|
|Jan-22-14|| ||Tabanus: Ignacy Branicki b. 12 Feb. 1912, arrived to Austria 13 Sept. 1958 on way to Israel:|
|Jan-23-14|| ||thomastonk: Here our man is called chazzan in Eindhoven: http://kranten.delpher.nl/nl/view/i....|
For chazzan or hazzan, respectively, see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hazzan.
|Jan-23-14|| ||thomastonk: The article of <Stonehenge>'s link, which is now http://kranten.delpher.nl/nl/view/i..., provides interesting biographical information: born in Zelów (Poland), his university studies and hazzan in Lodz from 1935 to 1939. His whereabouts during WWII however remain a secret.|
|Feb-12-14|| ||Gejewe: <Thomastonk>
Very interesting topic, as Mr. Branicki was still active as in player in the 1970ties, I remember to have seen his name in result-tables then.
Besides it turns out now that he lived "nearby" (I was born in 1959 in a village that is a kind of suburb to Eindhoven). Clearly he has not been back in the Eindhoven region as a chessplayer in later years.
When he won the Dutch open championship (his initial was mistakenly given as L.) in 1959, his nationality was given as Polish. But in 1961 he competed in the Dutch championship proper. Here is a link to a page that shows the tournament table :
The information that Branicki was 49 years old at the time, shows that the birthyear of 1912, which is also given for his alias Grynfeld, must be correct. Chessbase megabase gives 1930 instead.
|Feb-12-14|| ||Gejewe: Additional information for Ignacy Branicki, born 12 feb. 1912 in Zelov, Poland|
Appliance for naturalisation of Ignacy Branicki who has been living in the Netherlands since 1958, married to a Dutch woman (since 1961), working as a clerk.
His wife Alida Montezinos , then 18 years old was hidden by the Blankevoort family from december 7 1943 on and thus rescued from the cruel fate that many jewish citizens in the Netherlands suffered from the Nazi invasion. She died (childless) in 1970 and thus can not have been older than 45 years then.
A picture that states that Ignacy Branicki has lived in Beverwijk in the late 1960-ties . That was the city that hosted the Hoogoventournament (now Tata) before the nearby village of Wijk aan Zee took over.
But he must be the man in the white shirt as I clearly recognise D.Smit as the onlooker ( though I knew him 25 years later..).
|Feb-12-14|| ||PhilFeeley: So why no games after '58?|
|Feb-12-17|| ||Stonehenge: He was still alive in 1993 when he lived in Venray, Netherlands.|