I know - ironic indeed! His name was actually Tadeusz and he is my father in law. I think he has been left with a very sad knowledge that the Russians were 'responsible' for his survival.
yes, his sisters were murdered and we have recently discovered that the remaining family in the area buried them on the family farm in Pomorzanka. That is my reason for trying to find its location. My husband would like to visit there, just to see and to know his roots. Since I have been researching, it has helped him to understand so much about his parents and why they brought him up the way they did
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Sent: Fri 29/03/2013 18:32
Subject: RE: [www.Kresy-Siberia.org] Fwd: Wolyn's Ghost Villages (Pomorzanka)
The Wolyn website http://wolyn.ovh.org/opisy/pomorzanka-02.html
also indicates that while Wladyslaw (b. 1936, your husband?) was deported to Siberia with his parents Franciszek and Helena (Krauze), his grandparents Ignacy and Janina in next-door Liniow and his sisters Apolonia and Jadwiga were murdered in 1943 by the Ukrainian Resistance Army (UPA) as part of the Ukrainian nationalist massacres of Polish residents in Kresy.
So in an ironic way, the deportation to Siberia actually saved Wladyslaw and his parents' lives from the massacres.