You are too kind to offer to help me. Here is some more detail on my
father's family. My father's name was Marian Zubkow. He was born on
22 August 1919 in Lwov, lived in the section called Zamarstinow(?)
and was an only child. His father's name was Jan and mother's full
name was Maria Olesczuk (at least I think that was the spelling). My
grandparents (Maria and Jan) disapeared and my father tried to get
information on them shortly after the war, but was unsuccessful.
Perhaps someone has access to some old records.
By the way, I still have my dad's old paybook from Ander's Army, and
he was assigned to the 2nd Regiment, 6th Battalion, of the 3rd
Carpathian Rifle Division. Anyone familiar with that outfit? My dad
would tell us many stories of the hard and bitter fighting at Monte
Cassino and how he lost so many friends there. In 1992 I visited
Italy for a few days, and on the way to Rome from Amalafi, our tour
bus stopped for a meal at the town of Monte Cassion. I could just
barely see the monastery at the top of the mountain, and let me tell
you, what an eerie feeling to be there. I could almost feel all the
ghosts of the men who sacrificed themselves for a free Poland. Alas,
it was not to be for many years. After saying a silent prayer for
all of them, I felt a deep inner peace! It may sound wierd, but it's
Again, thanks for having me, and I hope, with the help of all you
wonderful folks all over the world, I can learn more about my
family's history -- and at the same time perhaps help someone learn
something of theirs.