Please welcome Barbara Charuba to the Kresy-Siberia Group.
Barbara, thank you for the attached documents in Polish and English telling
the story of your mother's family. I will try to get them posted on the "A
Forgotten Odyssey" website, if that is okay with you.
Group members who can not receive attachments over their e-mail can download
them by opening this message on the Kresy-Siberia website.
From: Barbara Charuba <baska@...
Date: Tue, 21 May 2002 21:09:21 -0400
To: 'Stefan Wisniowski' <swisniowski@...
Subject: RE: Your request to join Kresy-Siberia
I was so excited when I stumbled on the Kresy-Siberia group in the
"Forgotten Odyssey" website! It has long been important to me as my mother
(Barbara Morawska Charuba) is a survivor of the deportations of Poles to
the U.S.S.R. I have been privileged to hear the stories from childhood,
and am so happy that others are equally interested in this neglected
chapter of history.
My mother and her family were among the first deportees to the U.S.S.R. in
February 1940. They were transported from Korzec (Koriets), Wolyn to the
Settlement of Poldniewica in the District of Sharya, Province of Gorki.
After the "amnesty" they migrated south: my grandfather and uncles to join
the army of General Anders, and my grandmother and mother following them.
In August 1942, thanks to General Anders, they managed to leave USSR from
Krasnovodsk by ship across the Caspian Sea to Persia (Iran). My
grandmother and mother were transported about six months later to Valivade,
Kolhapur, India, where the spent the rest of the war. After the war, the
family was reunited in England.
I have attached two PDF documents, one in English and one in Polish telling
the story my mother's family. This document was originally written by my
mother in Polish at the behest of a representative of the Museum of
Independence (Muzeum Niepodleglosci) in Warsaw. I translated it into
English for the benefit of my sister and cousins. In the original English
version, I had included a map of pre WWII Poland and a map of U.S.S.R.
showing the places named in the document.
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada