Hi Henry....I filled out 40 applications for Sybiracy in my area . Only one of them had any kind of documents and all of them received their Siberian Cross ....
what I did was write each one's story on the back (space provided),...writing whatever I knew of their history ie names, dates, places of birth, places of deportation , deaths in Siberia etc etc.
Also each one was stamped by our local Canadian Polish Congress ....most of the Sybiracy were known in the Community So get a local reputable, well known Polish organizatin to stamp your application....this helps the verification. It took 2 years but as I said, they all got the Cross.
Krystyna Piotrowska Freiburger
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Sent: Monday, November 01, 2010 9:52 AM
Subject: [Kresy-Siberia] Re: Siberian Cross
Hi all, yes I see the forms in the files section. But the instructions I only see in Polish!
In my case, and I'm sure many others',applying for parents who are no longer with us - it is not clear how to fill the form in.
As in - the first sections I assume I fill in my parents details, then nr.9 - permanent residence - my own details?
then nr.10 - proof of identity - I can obviously provide my own, but I have nothing of my parents. The best I can think is my full birth certificate which would show their names, and maiden names.
and nr. 13 - 'uzasadnienie wniosku' - doesn't this mean 'reason, or grounds for the application? (Isn't this obyious?)
Anyway, I have no documents at all, but I do have their dates and places of birth, and deportation dates.
Has anyone applied on this sort of basis? with results? Or do I need some documentation?
Thanks z góry, and pozdrawiam! Henryk
--- In Kresy-Siberia@yahoogroups.com, "Elizabeth Olsson" <elzunia@...> wrote:
> Siberia Deportees Cross (Krzyz Zeslancow Sybiru)
> Application forms and instructions (in Polish and English)
> can be found in the Files section on the Yahoo site
> Files > Siberia Deportees Cross (Krzyz Zeslancow Sybiru)
> Elzunia Gradosielska Olsson
> AlingsÃ¥s, Sweden
> Names: Maczka. Gradosielski.
> Kresy: Osada Krechowiecka. Wilno.
> Siberia: Monastyriok. Siewzeldorlag, Komi.
> Army: Pestki 316 Transport. Sappers 5KDP.
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