I hope I have not mislead you but I was two and half when Russians deported us. Yet, I somehow can visualize Huta because it is so real to me. At every family gathering, Huta and the deportation were the only topics of conversation. Current politics did not matter. Before 1938 there was no Church in Huta. My father and his brother in-law, my uncle who was the village carpenter, with some help from other residents built a Church. My father carted every stone and piece of wood used in the building of the Church. What
remains of the village is the front wall of the Church where the altar once stood. According to my mother Olchowiec was close to Brody and about 10 miles from Huta. As for powiat, I just dont remember. I do have a document which list it, but my weakness is filling. I will probably find it next week.
As soon as I find out the details for Stefan's visit, I will let you know. I look forward to meeting you and am glad that you'll be able to make it!
They'll probably only be a few of us meeting, but it will be good to meet.
Do you recall which church your family worshipped in when you lived in Huta? Before the church was built in Hallerczyn, my family worshipped in Ponikwa and this is where my father and aunt were baptized. We are trying to get their birth or baptismal records and are having problems. I think the area went through much destruction in WW2.
Which powiat was Olchowiec in? I see several in my gazetteer.
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