in your joining address you mentioned re deportation 'at four o'clock in the morning on 29th December, 1939'.
I have looked at so many lists of trains that took people out to USSR and I cannot see any dated for December 1939. The order to organize deportation was given by Beria on 16th December and some arrests took place then or soon after, but I am not sure if anyone was actually deported into the depth of Siberia. There was some evidence that some single prisoners were taken into jails in Kherson in Ukraine, but these were special cases.
Are you able to describe this deportation in December.
On the subject of location of your family camp at Skorodumskije lesy, near Irbut, near Sverdlovsk, there is a very flourishing industry set up by an American company --called Irbit Motorworks of America, Inc., building world famous bicycles called ITZ. They are a speciality bicycle/tricycle of a high standard and are distributed worldwide. Specialist cyklers gather there for yearly event; similar events to those in USA for Harley Davidson enthiusiasts.
In the town there is a very special International Museum of Fine Arts.
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