I wish you all a very Happy Christmas and the best in 2023.
I was a child riding in the cattle train for two weeks.Barry's description of Germans in cattle trains supposedly sent
by Poles to their motherland upset me.He described my family's saga from Poland to Siberia.
I want to relate to you an act of kindness that
happened to us.My mother took a page from her notebook,and wrote
a note to her mother in Poland,telling her what happened and that we are on our way to Siberia.She included the
names of the stations we passed.
Then she folded it in a triangle and threw it unto the platform.Some Russian put stamps on it and mailed it.
My grandmother received it,and was overjoyed that we were alive.Her husband,my grandfather disappeared
from Wilejka prison soon after his arrest.
Grandmother found our location and sent
us packages and some we received.
Merry Christmas Everyone!