Dear Warren Grynberg,
It sounds like your father was a member of the Polish Second Corps under
General Wladyslaw Anders.
I will ask, through the Kresy-Siberia Group, for some information on him, as
1. Alexander Guryanov in Moscow can check his records, both for the "Uktah"
camp and for your father's records. But he will also need some details like
date of birth and place of birth and residence.
2. Irene Czernichowska in California can check the Hoover Institute's
archives, which have the depositions of over 18 thousand Polish exiles to
the USSR who joined the Polish Army after their release.
3. You can write to the Polish Army records office, which has depositions
from many (if not all) of the soldiers in the Polish Army fighting with the
Western Allies. You can get more details on this at the weblink:
I hope that this helps. Please let us know what you discover!
You may also consider joining our internet group for the survivors of Soviet
exile, their families, and others interested in research, remembrance, and
recognition of these events.
> From: Warrentours@...
> Date: Mon, 10 Jun 2002 03:43:15 EDT
> To: swisniowski@...
> Subject: Uktah
> Dear Sir
> Can you give me information about a labour camp called - Uktah Camp (The
> spelling may not be correct).
> My father, Hertz Grynberg, from Poland was sent there after he escaped to
> Russia by crossing the River Bug. After his release he was sent to Scotland,
> England with the Polish Army.
> Where can I find any records of my father whilst in the camp?
> I hope that you can help me.
> Thank you
> Warren Grynberg, London, UK