From: Garry Paulin
Sent: Wednesday, December 03, 2008 3:20 AM
Subject: Re: Garry - why do you want to join this group? Stefan
I wrote and published a children`s book titled " Voytek the Soldier Bear" in February of this year. It attracted worldwide media coverage. . .it was amazing. You can find details at www.voytekbear.com
Anyway, since then I have made lots of contacts/friends thro` the book. A very good friend in London has asked me to help her with preparing material for a proposed educational exhibition at the Sikorski Institute London.(hopefully next summer)
Her name is Krystyna Ivell (Mackiewicz - not sure about spelling). As a young girl she travelled with her mother to Siberia from Poland and down to Palestine area. These are her contact details krysmac@...
The Idea is to use Voytek as a vessel to educate young people about this period of time in Poland`s history. Altho` Voytek`s story will be the main attraction, the idea is to incorporate the people`s history also.
I was hoping to ask your members if they would consider helping us with their memories, memorabilia, photos etc., basically anything that may be useful.
I know this is a very brief reply, please feel free to contact me if you require further info.
Hoping to hear from you soon,
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