In 1932, Polish government sent Adolf to Załośce as government commissioner.
Załośce (Załoźce, Zaliztsi), is a small town in todays western Ukraine. In 1930th it was part of Poland. Three times larger than today, town had a mixed population of Poles, Jews, Ukrainians and more. History had not been kind to the town. A large and thriving town from 16th to 19th century, it had a castle, school, hospital, churches and synagogues.
During the Great War, town was the place of heavy battles between Astro-Hungarian and Russian armies. Much of the town and castle ware devastated. Still in the 1930th town was poor.
What Adolf most likely did not know was that his wife’s ancestors, just two generations back, were living in Załośce. And some of their descendants were still living there.
Adolf, in his position, initiated work in order to build new school in Załośce. Initial activities before than ware not successful as local county (gmina) lacked funds and had a lot of dets. He was chosen as chairman a comity for building of a new school. He worked with organizing funds and any generally seeking help where it could be found. School was built. And it still stands today. I visited the town in 2019. As rest of the region, it is scarcely populated and poor. Polish roots are still visible but devastated and in ruins.