Hello fellows Sybarites.
Life sure dealt us a bad deal, but we are winners. We are alive. I would strongly encourage those who remember, and can write their memories. Even if only your family will read it, those who perished will not be forgotten. Those who survived owe it to them.
We not only survived, but became contributing members to our adopted country. As an electronic engineer I was employed by RCA for 25 years. I worked in Government Communication Division designing communication equipment for NASA to be used by Apollo and Shuttle. I was awarded three patents for this work and my name will be inscribed on Apollo and Shuttle monuments at Kennedy Space Center.
My wife became a Registered Nurse and a teacher. She taught in High School and Jr. College, from which she retired.
Both of us, that is my wife Gryzelda and myself have written books about our lives. My book "No Return" starts long before the World War II and ends in the United States with my retirement.
My wife's book in Polish language "Niezapomniane Jutro" took the third prize at the competition held in Warsaw in 1992. The comments from the commission was that they were never aware of any deportations.
My wife has also written her memories in English titled "Goodbye Tomorrow. It is read from New Zealand, Australia, Poland, England, Spain and US. All the books are available directly from the authors. Halina Szulakowska posted her very favorable review of my book on Sibirac e-mail.
Once again, please write. the past has to be preserved.
Gryzelda and Eugene Lachocki