I received the same e-mail. The translation is as follows:
In this present communication we wish to inform you that on 12 April
2003.on the eve of the Second Deportation, a museum called "the Soviet
Deportations - Pro Momento" and dedicated to the Deportations was opened in
Gdansk in Poland. "
As you are likely aware, throughout the years after the war, for unknown
reasons, no such museum to collect and preserve documents and memorabilia
of these tragic events could be established. To this day no Polish
government has ever established such a museum.
The present museum came into being wholely on the basis of the Foundation
(non profit group) and volunteer effort.
We invite you to send us your memoirs and copies or originals of
photographs and documents. As is known, in Poland, first NKVD and then
other groups took all kinds of documents from the exiles and destroyed
If it is possible, documents may be scanned into tiff format and sent on
diskette with certified xerox copies.
We offer our sincere thanks.
J. Jaskowski MD.PHD.MS
Address for correspondence:
80 - 215 Gdansk
ul Suwalska 6 Polska
fax 0 48 58 347 94 90
tel 0602 657 687
I should note here that the Association mentioned is the Franciscan
Environmental Movement mentioned in a number of previous Kresy-Siberia
messages (you can do a search in the message window). Below is a web site
that tells something about this group.
Date: Fri, 2 May 2003 07:49:54 EDT
I just received the following e-mail, and I need a big dose of help,
can anyone translate it for me, please!
Wish I had been more attentive to those Polish classes I was
sent to on Saturday morning..........
Subj: Re: [Kresy-Siberia] POEM FOR MAY 3.....
Date: 5/2/2003 7:24:49 AM Eastern Daylight Time
From: <A HREF="mailto:jjaskow@...
To: <A HREF="mailto:jmicchelli@...
Sent from the Internet (Details)
Niniejszym uprzejmnie informuje, ze 12 kwietnia 2003 r.w wigilie II
Deportacji zostalo otwarte w Gdansku I w Polsce muzeum poswiecone
"Sowieckie Deportacje - pro memento"