From: "Vluggen, Paula Z." <paula.vluggen@...
Still working oversea's and cant get to the Kresy-Siberia site to post
Paul Havers provided this link. (Thankyou Paul)
I have some other links I can share as well - Please See Below.
PS: Now I think about it - if anyone recognises any of the names below
(other than those in NZ and Australia) let me know.
From: Paula Vluggen of New Zealand
Of The: Dybka and Gałęza family - living near Chodorów, Bóbrka,
Lwow in 1930s (until 1940)
My mother came was deported when she was 4/5 years old, she was one of
the orphans in
the Pahiatua New Zealand group arriving in 1944. She never returned to
I did not learn to speak Polish but I am trying now.
This is where we come from...
My great grand-mother Gałęza may have come from near Jaroslaw.
The Gałęza family had 6 girls in all. I dont know their names but they
all lived in a village
very near Chodorów until 1940.
Those girls married ... Blok, Raszpla, Szcepankiewicz, Stanko, Zlotek,
... Zofia or Sofia Gałęza
married Kulinski and
... Maria Gałęza ...see below
for more about Maria
The Kulinska/ski family - I think they are today in Wroclaw Poland -
I'm working on contacting them.
Michal Dybka married Maria Gałęza and they had several daughters and
one son. They were:
1. Weronika (Weronija?) married name Zyma.- Live in Przeworsk Poland -
speak only Polish
2. Kazimerz married Janina (Jaska) Sekulska - Live NZ
3. Josephine married ?? ... Children??
4. Anna married Harris - Live NZ
5. Stefania married Arthur Garlick - - Live Australia
6. Paulina married Hubertus Vluggen..... Live NZ ....and I am Paula,
daughter of Paulina.
Some Links :
Chodorów Church http://www.rkc.lviv.ua/Cx5.php3?L=p&D=A&R=St&P=Ho
Also this one I cant read but related? http://muma26.fm.interia.pl/ton/
Type in Chodorów, Chodriv, Khodriv in here http://www.pilot.pl/
Map covering area around - Zhydachiv, Khodoriv, Novyy Rozdil and
Lwow http://www.personal.ceu.hu/students/97/Roman_Zakharii/lwow.htm and
Bohdan Yurkiv site - Stry photos and other photos
MaloPolska(Little Poland), Halicka Province(Ziemia Halicka), Galicia,
Galicja, Galizien http://www.kresy.co.uk/galicja.html
These are the areas that made up the Eastern Borderlands
See also Halychyna/Eastern Galicia
Britannica on Lviv today
More Maps http://mipolonia.net/maps_files/galicia/index.htm
Field Trip Into Galicia in the year 2000 (some
Kind Regards, Paula New Zealand - 64 4 462 2281 (office)