Dear Mr. Muskus -
I am interested in the portion of your post that refers to your grandfather
being 'shot on
5th March 1940 in Zamarstyn prison, Lwow'.
My grandfather disappeared in Lwow sometime after Sept, 1939 when he put my
father and two younger brothers (my two uncles)
on a train to Moscow to escape Poland. The boys were very young and they
traveled alone from Moscow to
Odessa, across the Black Sea to Istanbul, across Europe and eventually
boarded a ship back to the U.S. from Lisbon, where they were reunited with
their mother (my grandmother) and their sister who had remained in the U.S.
My grandfather, however, was never heard from again. He could not leave
Poland with the boys because he
was a Polish citizen with a Polish passport, while my father and his two
younger brothers were American citizens,
having been born in the U.S. and had traveled back to Poland with my
grandfather in 1937.
I am wondering if there are any records from the prison where your
grandfather was killed that might list
those imprisoned and/or killed during that time. My grandfather perished
without a trace and, although my
father and uncles tried for some time to find out what happened to him, they
were unsuccessful. They did
not, however, have the advantages of the internet that we have today. Most
likely he was arrested and shot, but I suppose it could
be possible he was imprisoned at some time as well? If there is some sort
of list, at least I could check it.
Any information you could pass on would be greatly appreciated.
I know it's a long-shot, but I just thought I would ask. . .
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