Dear Halina, I would suggest you contact Mr. Frank Kosowicz a fellow Polonian who resides here in Los Angeles, California. For those who don t know him, Mr.Message 1 of 1 , Jan 27, 2007View SourceDear Halina,I would suggest you contact Mr. Frank Kosowicz a fellow Polonian who resides here in Los Angeles, California. For those who don't know him, Mr. Kosowicz is an inspired individual who has worked tirelessly as the head of the committee to support Poles in the former USSR. Since the inception of this committee some seventeen years ago they have collected and disseminated sizeable financial aid to Polish groups, computers to Polish schools, even vans in order that Polish children have the transportation available to them to attend Polish schools in the far reaches of the former Soviet Union. Due to his extensive travels in the former USSR he might be able to shed some light on Polish communities or citizens of Polish descent in the Kazakstan region. You are welcome to contact me regarding his telephone number.Take care.Rich Widerynski
Sent: Jan 27, 2007 12:41 PM
Subject: [Kresy-Siberia] Upcoming new information on those deported to Kazakhstan
This morning the Polish Radio in Los Angeles reported that IPN
(Instytut Pamieci Narodowej or Institute of National Remembrance in
Poland) is sending its experts to Kazakhstan in February '07.
Recently, new documents concerning deportation of Polish citizens to
Kazakhstan during WWII were discovered in the National Archives of
Kazakhstan. Until now, it was believed that all such original
documents were held only by Russia and we all know that the Russians
won't permit Polish authorities access to the originals (only
original documents can be authenticated! )...shades of both the
Soviets and tsars. The radio host also said that out of some one
million deported Polish citizens about 200,000 were exiled to
Kazakhstan. It's believed that about 60,000 Polish deportees and
their descendants still live in that country.
So we can have hope that new sources of accurate information will be
available to us in the future. I would appreciate hearing from
anyone who has more information on this discovery.
Los Angeles, USA