Hello Dan, May i thank you very much for your info; I do appreciate it very much due to fact i am English with very little knowledge of Polish ,& of courseMessage 1 of 4 , Jan 16, 2012View SourceHello Dan,May i thank you very much for your info; I do appreciate it very much due to fact i am English with very little knowledge of Polish ,& of course being kept in the dark re my Michael's terrible time from being just 16 years of age & never to see his family again -Mother, Father & 5 brothers & sister.Michael was arrested aged 16 years from his Grandmother's house where he was staying at the time due to moving to Higher Education School which meant he could walk, how sad is that Dan?The rest I think you can guess more or less, & yes he enlisted in Gen;Anders in Russia , then on to fight in Monte Cassino & you will know the rest.My Michael died tragically in his car on the drive-in to our home Dec 27th 1981.I must say I have had good responce from Kresy & I do appreciate this especially as I never thought I would be sending e-mails at 88 years of age-didn'tstart till I was 82 so not too bad is it?Very sorry to go on but that's me.Yours Sincerely.Cynthia Pukiello(UK).From: Dan FordTo: KRESYSent: Monday, January 16, 2012 4:11 PMSubject: [Kresy-Siberia] Gymnasium
In Poland, was "gymnasium" a synonym for high school / secondary school,
or was there a distinction?
Wikipedia says the word refers to a middle school or junior high school
but doesn't say WHEN:
"Poland - gimnazjum is the name of Polish compulsory middle school
lasting 3 years, starting at the age of 12/13, and following 6 years of
primary school. Gimnazjum ends with a standardized test. Further
education is encouraged, but optional and consists of either 3 years
liceum, 4 years technikum, or 2 to 3 years vocational school (which may
be followed by a supplementary liceum or technikum)."
The man I am writing about was born in 1875, attended gymnasium in Lwow,
then went to the city's veterinary college, from which he graduated in
1899 at the age of twenty-four. Nowhere does he mention going to a
"liceum" or "teknikum." If he graduated from gymnasium at 15/16, he had
a very long course in college!
Thanks -- Dan Ford USA
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