If I can respond to your final comment first.
Wow. Your info, in particular your memoir of the Gac family, has been of immense help and is greatly appreciated.
My father confirmed that he was on the train that left Husiatyn on 10 Feb 1940 for Altaisky krai. I used your insert map of Altaisky krai to orientate myself with Google Earth and found the village of Troickoje, also between Barnaul and Biysk where my fathers family got off the train. I explored the area with Google Earth at between 10 -20,000 ft altitude (resolution is not really good lower than 10,000ft). Referencing the Altaisky krai map - between the railway line from Barnaul and Biysk and the dog-leg of The Ob river is a huge forest. A spur line approx 2/3 of the way to Biysk from Barnaul went into the forest past Ozero Utkul. Very likely Oziero that is referenced in your memoir.
East from Barnaul following the railway line and approx north of Kulicze in your map is a patch of satellite imagary where the resolution is better and out of curiosity explored the villages of Zarinsk and Sorokino and surrounds at about 2000ft.
(A colleague has told me that Google has a similar site for the Moon. !#$%^&, another site to explore)
On checking I have established that I had previously saved the link to the map of Husiatyn and surrounds. Its part of a map of Galicia from the Austrian period. Your link of pre-WWII poland with the two pictures of Husiatyn is new to me and is of help.
Together with the drawing my father did of his barrack I'll email you some info I downloaded of a drawing of Husiatyn in done in 1939 (viwed from the north to south) with many of the landmarks highlighted. I did not save the link to this drawing of Husiatyn and if need be may have to spend time to find the source of this drawing.
Be that as it may, its now very likely that between the two of us we have the bulk of the info that is available from the web on Husiatyn. Very likely there is much more info available in the various institutes that are indicated in the AFO website.
So once again, Basia, your stuff has been of immense help
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I have been having problems with my Internet briefcase lately. I have called the problem in to my Internet provider which is working on fixing the problem. I managed to open the documents today, so I think they are making progress. Try the link again and you should be able to get in too.
I would be interested to see the picture of the camp your dad stayed in Russia.
The map I used on the first page of the Gac memoir I got from my mother's good friend Mrs. Zuzanna Wacyk (nee Gac) whose memoir this is. She has the original hard copy version at home. I believe that the link below is the same map. The one fly in the ointment that you cannot save a copy of the map from that site.. I am also including a link to a gallery of postcard views of Pre-WWII Poland that has two pictures of Husiatyn. The first is the town synagogue and the second is a general view of Husiatyn. I am also including an excellent article about the origins of Husiatyn with a wonderful picture of present day Husiatyn. Unfortunately, the article is in Polish only. I am planning to translate the document for the benefit of the children and grandchildren of Mrs. Wacyk and I will send it to you also when it is done.
The link you sent me about the Association of former inhabitants of the Husiatyn area is the one that led me to the Alliance of the Expatriated from Czabarowka (ZEC) and Husiatyn. It is a report on a reunion of the group (held annually in June). A considerable number of those not deportated by the Russians were resettled in and around Oborniki Slaskie in western Poland after the war. I showed the article to Mrs. Wacyk and she recognized Mrs, Stasia Ziolkwoska, a school mate from 65 years ago. They have since started corresponding.
Mrs. Wacyk has received a number of periodicals (irregular frequency) produced by ZEC which have been very interesting to read. They are also produced in Polish only. I have the intention of translating some of the articles out of them. If and when I do, I will remember you and send them to you also
I hope I have provided you with some useful information.
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