Hello Alice, and welcome to the group. What a sad story you have to tell, as we
all have. So very to hear about Adam and Katyn, there is quite a discussion
going on with the group about the very subject. Best wishes
From: afaintich <ASFaintich@...
Sent: Monday, 29 November, 2010 13:11:37
Subject: [Kresy-Siberia] Hello from new member
I just joined this group and would like to introduce myself. My name is Alice
Faintich and I live in Virginia. My father, Stefan Waydenfeld (at one time
Wajdenfeld) and his parents, Wladyslaw and Czelawa, were deported to Kvasha near
the Artic Circle in June 1940. At the time they were refugees from Otwock who
had found themselves in Pinsk.
Wladyslaw and his brother Adam, both doctors in the Polish Army, were rounded up
by the Red Army. Wladylaw managed to escape in an effort to find Stefan. Adam
stayed and was later identified as body number 758 at Katyn.
My father and grandfather ended up fighting with the Polish Second Corps under
General Anders, including at Monte Cassino.
My father's experiences are detailed in his book, The Ice Road, published
earlier this year and available on Amazon and from book stores.
My mother, Danuta Gombinka, and her mother and stepfather, initially started out
in a prisoner of war camp in the USSR. My parents met during the evacuation to
Persia and eventually settled in the UK. They still live in London.
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