My great-grandfather was deported after the 1863 uprising as well, and their land near Konin was seized by the Russians. Seems to run in the family... StefanNov 1, 2003 1 of 65View Source
1863 uprisingMy great-grandfather was deported after the 1863 uprising as well, and their land near Konin was seized by the Russians. Seems to run in the family...
[...] My great-great-grandfather too was deported after the 1863 uprising, and their land
near Lublin was seized. But I have not been able to figure out how to find out any
further information. Do you have any suggestions?
Hello Christopher, I would like to wish you a warm welcome to our Kresy site, I m sure it will surprise you in many ways & keep you busy but it is well worthMay 31, 2012 65 of 65View SourceHello Christopher,I would like to wish you a warm welcome to our Kresy site, I'm sure it will surprise you in many ways & keep you busy but it is well worth all the work you put in to answer your queries ok?Good luck.Cynthia Pukiello(UK)From: Christopher MankaSent: Wednesday, May 30, 2012 9:48 PMSubject: [Kresy-Siberia (est.2001)] New member
just a short note to introduce myself - my mothers family were originally from outside Bialystok, and were deported by the Russians into Siberia. My mother (Marysia Szuchnik) was the youngest of 7 children, and was 7 at the time. She was orphaned in Siberia, but then re-connected with an older sister, and the two of them spent the rest of the war in Uganda. My Uncles made it to Palestine where they re-grouped. Eventually my mother, aunt & two uncles came to England, and made a home in Manchester. Mum and one of her brothers (Kazik) are the only remaining family members, though Kazik is currently very ill.
This period of my mothers' life has always fascinated me - even the logistics of moving so many people at once halfway around the world are daunting, let alone the fact that families actually managed to stay together to some degree.
I'm hoping to find out more, and am especially keen to find any documentation pertinent to my mothers journey. I, my sister and my niece will get Mum's story onto the site over time - as I am sure everyone can testify, you get the story only in snippets.
If there is anyone who knows anything about the Szuchnik family, do let me know.