Hi, My name is Peter Szwedziuk.I am a doctor living in Kent, England.My parents come from a part of Belarus (Potapowice/Pinsk) which was previously underMessage 1 of 58 , Feb 20, 2005View SourceHi,My name is Peter Szwedziuk.I am a doctor living in Kent, England.My parents come from a part of Belarus (Potapowice/Pinsk) which was previously under Polish rule.My cousin is piecing together as much information about our family for an archive to pass on to our children.I am trying to help by gleaning as much information as possible.All the females in our family were sent to Tengeru.Grandfather fought at Monte Cassino with the Polish Army.Father was not quite old enough to fight but was stationed in Palestine in a military school.The family is now scattered around England.If anyone knows our family or wishes to get in touch for whatever reason please feel free to do so.(Our family includes Szalk and Zanko by marriage)Peter
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Hi Janusz, Thank you for the link to the Polish Resettlement camps..I spent ages looking at Doddington Camp site where there were several photos with me inMessage 58 of 58 , Apr 28, 2011View Source
Thank you for the link to the Polish Resettlement camps……I spent ages looking at Doddington Camp site where there were several photos with me in them taken around 1955. Oh such memories J
have you seen this site on Doddington? May bring back some memories?
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From: Carol & Edward Kosy
Sent: Sunday, April 24, 2011 6:09 PM
Subject: [Kresy-Siberia] New Member
My name is Edward (Edzio ) Kosy and I am new to this group. I wonder if any of you out there can help me find out more about my father. His name was Boleslaw Kosy and he was born in Falcowicze, Lida in 1918. I know that he was transported to a Siberian camp sometime during WW2 but I don’t know when, or which one it was. He was released from there to join Anders Army (again I don’t know what date) and I understand he was so malnourished that initially he was passed over for release as it was thought he was too weak to make the journey. He persisted with his request to join Anders Army and a Canadian soldier took pity on him and got him on board a ship. He joined the 9th Transport Co. 2nd Warsaw Division as a truck driver and served in Iraq (or possibly Iran), Palestine and Monte Cassino in Italy. He married my mother , Janina, in Barletta, Italy on 9th June 1946 and in late 1946 came to the UK (initially in Scotland, but I don’t know where). My mother and I joined him in Jan or Feb 1947 and they initially went to Ludford Magna resettlement camp and shortly after went to Doddington Camp in Cheshire where we stayed for about 12 years. He died, aged just 58, in 1976. Well, that is all the information I have on my father’s life and it doesn’t seem to be very much but if anyone out there is able to give me any more information about him I will be very grateful.