Passing of Julia Raschbichler

We sadly report the passing of former early Pestalozzi child, Julia Rachsbichler (nee Sawczenko) on 16 June 2017 aged 68. Julia was the older sister of twins Petro and Bogdan.

Julia demonstrating her knitting skills. (Circa 1963)

Julia arrived at Pestalozzi in November 1960 at age 11 and remained at the Village for approximately six years before returning to Germany.

For anyone who would like further information, please contact Willi or Leonard and we can pass on what we know.

Our appreciation goes to Aleksander Buchanec for letting us know of this sad event.

Below are some images of Julia taken during her life at Pestalozzi and during the 50th anniversary reunion in September 2009.

Julia (far left) sits precariously on the edge of an old car (named “George”) with other Pestalozzi children, after rolling it down a hill.
Julia (far right) and a group of Pestalozzi girls pose in their costumes, made for an impromptu entertainment in the Cedarwood House. (Circa 196/62)








Julia poses in the rose garden behind the Manor House during the Pestalozzi Open Day June 1964.
Joining in with a singalong at the 2009 reunion at Sedlescombe to commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of the opening of the Pestalozzi Children’s Village.