Polish officials have summoned a cop that vanished during World War II and who would be 124 years old today if he was still alive so he can object to a request from his relatives to have him declared dead.
The bizarre summons is for Jozef Dybala, who was born in the Polish town of Lojewo on 23rd January 1897, and went missing in 1940 during World War II.
His family last heard from him in a letter posted later that year, possibly from the Soviet Union.
The court declared: “The family has had no contact with him since WWII. After the outbreak of WWII, Jozef Dybala, an officer of the State Police, was interned by the Soviet authorities.
“His last written message to his family was dated December 23, 1940, and most likely came from Moscow.”
Despite the high probability that Dybala is already deceased, and for many years now even if he survived the war, the family has to go through this legal process to have him officially declared dead.
Therefore, the court has issued a summons for the 124-year-old man to appear before rubber-stamping his death certificate.
Dybala has three months to come to court and confirm he is still alive and otherwise he will be declared dead.
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