Ethnic Women of Cleveland

Genevieve Sandej Oral History

Genevieve Sandej interviewed by Jeanette E. Tuve March 24, 1986 as part of Ethnic Women of Cleveland

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Genevieve Sandej at left with fellow Alliance of Poles officers
Genevieve Sandej (left) with fellow Alliance of Poles officers Mrs. Stella Reklinski and Marie Kroll.

Genevieve (Ziemba) Sandej grew up as a second generation American in Cleveland, Ohio. She speaks about growing up in the Warzawa neighborhood near St. Stanislaus Church and living there her whole life. Mrs. Sandej speaks about the Polish customs and about acquiring Polish as a second language. Mrs. Sandej was the first woman president of the Alliance of Poles which is in Michigan, Pennsylvania and Ohio. She talks about the Alliance of Poles purpose and their assistance to Poles in the U.S. and Poland. Mrs. Sandej, through her work with the Alliance of the Poles, helped individuals with their relocation to and settlement in Cleveland, Ohio.

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