Please welcome Peter Plackowski to the group.
Peter, have you already obtained your father's military service records from
the Ministry of Defense? http://www.aforgottenodyssey.com/mainref.html#r4
Your family seems to be included on the list of evacuees on our Gallery at
The names are #76 Anna PLECKOWSKA (born 19.1.1929; 17 was too old to get
into the UK? ) and #77 Zofia PLECKOWSKA (born 28.2.1939) - both listed as in
Africa at the time.
And on a later page,
is listed #1259 Karolina PLACKOWSKA (born 16.2.1904 in Marusia, Luck county)
located in Teheran at the time.
You may wish to list them on our Memorial Wall at
Hope this helps...
> From: Peter Plackowski <pplackow@...>
> Date: Mon, 10 Nov 2003 10:41:38 -0800 (PST)
> To: Stefan Wisniowski <swisniowski@...>
> Subject: Re: Kresy-Siberia Group
> Hi Stefan,
> My name is Peter Plackowski.
> I am British by birth, and a naturalized US citizen.I live near San
> My father, his brother and sisters, and his parents were deported from Luck
> (Lutsk), in present day Ukraine to Siberia at the start of the second world
> According to family oral histroy, my grandfather Andrzej Plackowski was killed
> by the soviets during this deportation.
> The rest of the family survived the internment in Siberia and were released
> during the amnesty.My father, Stanislaw, headed south to join Anders army and
> ended up serving under the British army in Egypt before being shipped to the
> The rest of the family made it to a refugee camp near Tehran and were later
> moved to a camp in Uganda.
> Through my father's efforts in the UK, he managed to bring his mother
> (Karolina) and sister (Zofia) and brother (Henry) to the UK. His oldest sister
> (Anna) was too old to be allowed into the UK, and so had to remain in Uganda
> where she met and married a South African and now leaves in a suburb of
> My father is no longer alive, nor is his mother, however is two sisters and
> his brother are still living.
> My goal in joining your group is to research and document my family history
> using the stories of other survivors and official documentation, and to share
> this story with others.