Basia said: “Grandad Boleslaw had a cousin in Gdansk and they travelled hundreds of miles to seek refuge with him.” Basia’s brother Peter Jakubski, from Clydebank, has also been left shellshocked by the recent revelations about his mum.
The 45-year-old bus driver said: “We had no idea mum was older.
He said: “These were desperate times and parents would have done anything to save their children.
“They knew they were unlikely to see them ever again if they were herded off to slave labour in factories and other dreadful places.
“Birth certificates were forged, ages changes and sympathetic Polish officials would sometimes assist by conspiring to help.