Thank you for your questions and also for your generous donations of
time and knowledge to help other group members with their own questions.
It does seem perfectly appropriate for Kresy-Siberia group members to
ask questions, and get answers, about compensation for their family's
"stolen" Kresy property. This is part of the "recognition" mission of
the group, seeking recognition that an injustice was done and seeking to
have it corrected.
Though the deadlne to lodge claims was 31 December 2008, the Polish
government committed many breaches in managing that process. Some
people did not lodge claims because the government did not inform people
outside the country about the program. Others enquired and were told by
the Polish government that they were ineligible because the property
owner dd not return to Poland after the war, a response which was judged
incorrect and illegal by the Polish supreme court. So if anyone feels
wronged and has a high reserve of persistence, they may wish to take up
this matter even if they did not make the original deadline.
Regarding your questions about the Kresy-Claimants group, it is very
specific in focus and exists for members who are already making property
compensation claims to share information and help each other with those
claims. When a Kresy-Siberia member decides to lodge or follow up on a
claim, it is most appropriate for them to get into nitty-grtity details
in the Kresy-Claimants group. However, I am sure that we would all
appreciate news updates to the broader Kresy-Siberia group, which would
be of interest to most members.
I hope that this is helpful to you and other members in clarifying the
-------- Original Message --------
Subject: [Kresy-Siberia] Re: Property restitution questions
From: "janusz_ks" <kresy@...
Date: Thu, March 03, 2011 2:51 am
--- In Kresy-Siberia@yahoogroups.com
, "Stefan" <stefan.wisniowski@...>
> this members-only group exists to share information and help each
> other with our property compensation claims for property
> reliquished or lost in the former eastern Poland territories
> (Kresy) after World War II.
So why this thread isn't redirected there in the first place?