Rebecca, this is the same experience we all had and you will find the warmest, most helpful people in this group. You have now started the journey of discoveryMessage 1 of 5 , Mar 2View Source
Rebecca, this is the same experience we all had and you will find the warmest, most helpful people in this group. You have now started the journey of discovery and verification of an old ladies rantings. It is a shock, but believe me, you will be so happy that all is now in the open. Lucja is a very brave and very hurt woman with many painful memories, like my mamusa at 89 years, now she can freely speak and we listen and believe her, because all has been confirmed in group through their witness stories.
Absolutely can do that if anyone is interested? We only found out today the extent of My mother-in-laws wartime Siberian 'adventure'She has always made it sound like a 6 year holiday somewhere freezing cold and they were sent there for safety. A further chat today has revealed she was taken by soldiers in the middle of the night with the rest of her family although her sister and mother (we think) managed to escape. We also found that some people may have recieved a medal for surviving Siberian deportation? It would mean so much to Mrs Samelak if she was entitled to one. This converstion all came about as she was upset someone didnt believe her memories about the time. I told her i believed her and did a bit of online research and here i am with a shocked look on my face.
--- In Kresy-Siberia@yahoogroups.com, Helen Bitner wrote:
> Dear group
> Please welcome new member Rebecca to the group. Her mother-in-law Lucja Samelak (neé Babiak) came from Buczacz now in the Ukraine. The family are going to make a recording about what happened to Lucja as a child when she was separated from her mother and one of her sisters and deported to Siberia for 6 years.
> It would certainly be good to have Lucja's recording of her experiences in the Kresy-Siberia Virtual Museum. Is that your intention Rebecca?
> Welcome again
> Kind regards
> Helen Bitner
Yes Rebecca We are most certainly interested in the stories of deportation survivors from Siberia and Kazakhstan and have devoted in the KSVM , the Wall ofMessage 1 of 5 , Mar 2View SourceYes RebeccaWe are most certainly interested in the stories of deportation survivors from Siberia and Kazakhstan and have devoted in the KSVM , the Wall of Names, the Hall of Memories and recordings of Survivor Testimonies so that the people who underwent similar experiences to those of your mother-in-law should never be forgotten. I have contacted our Directors who deal with Survivor Testimonies and they will get in touch with you soon.Kind regardsHelen BitnerUK