Welcome to the group, I am extremely interested in your resume of events as my father, Henryk Wieksza, was also deported from Kresy to Kazakhstan.
He was taken by train from Stolpce to Kokchetav and then on by lorry to a village called Iglik were he too did farm work with his brother and Mother before being moved on (and this where it gets very interesting)
to work on a train line between Akmolinsk and Kartaly. We have never been able to locate where this was. You mention `station 91' , was this a place, an area ?
If you have any idea of this I would be grateful for any information, he then travelled with a group of boys begging and steeling and riding between the carriages of trains
on the buffers to eventually cross the Caspian Sea
--- In Kresy-Siberia@yahoogroups.com, Helen Bitner <helen.bitner@...> wrote:
> Hello Group
> I have been reading the group messages with great interest over the
> past few months. My late husband, Ryszard Bitner-Glindzicz was born in
> Kwatery , situated between Swislocz and Brzostowica.He left some tapes
> and notes about his life and I have just finished writing about his
> experiences of deportation( aged seven) with his mother, brother and
> nanny on April 12th1940 from Slonim in Kresy to Kazanka, Kazakhstan
> ( farm work) - Station 91 between Akmolensk and Kartaly (working on
> railway lines) - Guzar March1942 - Krasnovosk-Pahlevi April 1942-
> Teheran - Camp Barbara December 1943 - Southampton England (Chitral
> Aug/Sept 1947) - Foxley - School, Riddlesworth 1948 - Bottisham 1949 -
> Diddington 1952- Plymouth Technical College 1953. I have sent the
> Story to Krystyna who will post parts of it to the Museum. I also
> intent to post on the Memorial Wall the names of the people who
> travelled with him from Station 91 to Guzar.I am Irish and regretfully
> do not speak Polish.
> Helen Bitner
> Colchester U.K.