Hi Kathy D
It would also be a nice if you also told us your name. And the names of your
family members too, you never know when someone recognises a name or a place
- we have had the most incredible coincidences on this group! And it makes
it easier for people to help you with your research.
Memorial Gallery Administrator
On Behalf Of Andy Golebiowski
Sent: Friday, November 30, 2007 4:56 PM
Subject: [Kresy-Siberia] Re: Hello. I am new to this site.
Welcome to the site, Kathy.
If you don't mind, could you please sign your posts with your location
? We have members from England, Scotland, Australia, Poland, Canada,
the U.S..you name it. Stating a location makes it easier to picture
who we're responding to, as well as enables us to point you to local
resources much easier.
PS. My dad was from Czortkow, also near Stanislawow. My dad also did
not tell us stories. He opened up to strangers much more easily.
Perhaps you could try that.
--- In Kresy-Siberia@ <mailto:Kresy-Siberia%40yahoogroups.com>
yahoogroups.com, "med4kmd" <med4kmd@...> wrote:
> Hello. My name is Kathy. I am new to this site. My father is a child
> survivor from WW2. He was born in Jamna, close to Jaremcza, in
> Stanislawow, in what is now the Ukraine. I have many, many
> questions. I ask you to please forgive my ignorance in advance. My
> father has so far refused to tell ANYONE his story. The bits and
> pieces I do know I have found out from little hints he has dropped
> over my 36 yrs. I have also tried to read my father's,
> grandfather's, and grandmother's old documents (I know a little
> Polish), and through a lot of general reading on the side.
> My father is now 74 yrs. old. Fortunately he is in good health, so I
> hope that one day he will sit down with me and tell me his story. I
> know that my grandfather was taken prisoner by the Soviets probably
> in 1940, I have no idea where he was sent, but during the amnesty he
> joined Anders army, fought at Monte Cassino with the 9 Baonu
> Strzelcow Flandryjskich and wound up in England, where in 1955/56,
> he miraculously met up with my grandmother and their son, my father.
> My dad himself was a victim of the Hay Action of June 1944, where as
> a 10 yr old boy, he escaped from a detainment camp bound for
> Auschwitz. He has also recently mentioned something about being on
> the "Russian trains", but I have no idea if he ever ended up in a
> Soviet camp (?with his dad & mom?). My dad eventually wound up in
> Chicago and that is where he has been ever since.
> Please help me to meet and learn with you via this forum. I'm also
> interested to find out more about the Siberian Cross. Thanks for
> Kathy D.
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