Can I thank everyone from the group who has given me help since I joined? Because of your support I am about to present my father-in-law and our family with a detailed account of his experiences from the birth of his father and the establishment of the Osada Pomorzanka, through his deportation to Russia and the amazing journey he made with thousands of others to safety, right through to discovering the final resting place of his sisters who were left behind when the russians came to the family farm. He never saw them again and never knew what happened to them. Thanks to clues from you lovely people I can now tell him what happened to them. It is a sad, sad story of massacre and destruction, but at least the family will have the comfort of knowing that they were finally buried on the land where they were born, that their father and mother were forced to leave behind. We are also now in contact with his second cousin, which is far more than we could have possibly hoped for.
Thank you all!
Rajski - Pomorzanka, Wostocznyj (Archangelsk)
Krauze - Linjow
Kaminski - Janowka, Wojtovko
Wasilewski - Zarnowo p. Augustow