Witamy! Welcome to Joe,
Can anybody help Joe with these questions?
Joe, like you, I have a desire to go to the land of my fathers. In my case,
this is now in Ukraine just outside Brody. There are also discussions about
excursions to Persia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, and the other places on their
"odyssey". I wonder how those plans will all unfold given current events in
this part of the world?
Joe, for a lot of material on this whole tragic episode, please visit the
> From: Joe Zelwietro <deplib@...>
> Hello Stefan:
> I'm happy to introduce myself, although the more I find out about this
> matter, the sadder and angrier I get.
> My name is Joe Zelwietro (actually it's Z with a dot above it). I have
> been exploring my heritage and my father's life before he settled in
> Canada. I am using the Internet as a discovery tool because my father
> is dead. It was especially sad, because he died before Poland had
> regained her freedom in 1989, but I know he was not unique in that
> respect. My father was a good man, but he was reluctant to speak of the
> time between 1939 and 1942. He was one of the many who was taken
> prisoner by the Soviets from Wilno area and ended up a decorated soldier
> in the Polish 2nd Corps, but also a man without a country.
> I want to go there and see where he is from and show my children where
> their grandfather came from. While there are many things I want to know
> I am joining this list with the hope that other members can help me with
> two specific questions.
> Is there anybody who has knows a Zelwietro, Zelwietr, Zelwetra, or
> Zelwetro? (Remember that's Z with a dot)
> Where is my father's village now?
> He was born in Bortkiewiecze powiat Oszmina woj. Wilno
> I know this area is in Lithuania now, but that's all I know.
> If anybody can help I would be greatly indebted,
> Thank you,
> Joe Zelwietro
> I have been in contact with various people who have been helpful in
> several ways, but not totally.