Krystyna, your Aunt, may have been on the same ship as my mother in law, maiden name of Cecylia Wiktorowicz, deceased 2002, who remembered being locked belowMessage 1 of 3 , Apr 26View Source
Krystyna, your Aunt, may have been on the same ship as my mother in law, maiden name of Cecylia Wiktorowicz, deceased 2002, who remembered being locked below deck and everyone was seasick and the sinking of a ship during the same storm, they searched for 3 days and could find no trace, all Polish souls drowned. She continued on to Tengeru and was afraid to go near rivers or oceans after this.
I was just re-reading the description my aunt had written of the family journey to the south of the USSR and across the Caspian Sea.
To my amazement I see that she wrote that there was a storm on the crossing to Pahlevi, and that everyone onboard the ship was sea sick as a result.
This confirms other accounts of a storm on the crossing.
I do not recall if we determined the date of this storm?
Hi Krystyna Our family was already in Pahlevi on 28 March 1942 - see photo in my collection in the Hall of Memories. One of my father s stories from myMessage 1 of 3 , Apr 27View SourceHi KrystynaOur family was already in Pahlevi on 28 March 1942 - see photo in my collection in the Hall of Memories. One of my father's stories from my childhood was of the terrible storm that befell our crossing of the Caspian Sea. My guess has therefore been that the storm occurred on 27 March. If, however (as others state) this stormy-affected crossing took 3 days it could have occurred on 25/26 March, with the ship disabled until we landed in Pahlevi on 28 March.Of course, there may have been more than one storm, on more than one day, when the evacuations took place. A number of accounts of crossing the Caspian refer to a storm at sea - perhaps they all refer to the same crossing, or perhaps this occurred several times. Bad weather there seems to be common at that time of year.Alexandra CopleyAustralia