Millions of Poles and Slavs and others know and have a well-understood history of pain and loss, and surival, and you have never heard it? Never asked, or discussed it with anyone in your community? Your family? Your cousin never talks to you over all these years?
This is pride in your relative, of course, but I get a sense you are only now, when there is public attention, finding value in knowing the story, available to share who you are because of his new fame.
Not being mean, but this sounds like a coat-tails story.
Poignantly saying: ”His story. My story. OUR story.”
He GETS the credit…where have you been all these years?