This group is all about mobilizing resources to publicize the plight
of the Polish citizens who were deported. Stefan looks after this
group, a number of members help out with maintaining the AFO web
site. Jagna Wright, Michael Adamski and others have produced films.
Many of us have web sites of our own on the various related topics.
Many of us are gathering data and uncovering documentation.
First and foremost, the second and third generations have to learn
the history which we lack. We can then inform the "Western World."
We are doing many things to wake up the second generation and get
them active in "the cause." We have recently begun promoting a tour
of the Anders Army (Polish Second Corps) Exhibition in southern
Ontario. The "Poland in the Rockies" conference in Alberta this
summer is a another wonderful kick start to Polish conciousness
among the emigre population. The number of initiatives in North
America (and, I hope, in Great Britain and Australia too) will
continue to increase, even snowball.
English language media coverage of the Polish experience is very
possible since the story is "new" to the current young generation of
reporters, relatively unknown and contains elements of intrigue and
We find that once the children (or grandchildren) of the survivors
have done a good amount of research into their family history, a
number of them decide to get active and help out with the general
research, education and promotion. It's not for everyone, but there
is a definite satisfaction in promoting the interests of our
--- In Kresy-Siberia@yahoogroups.com
, Krystyna Jutson
> To everyone:
> I feel truly honored to be part of this group. I had a long look
at the web site, and when I perused the list of 30K who went to Iran
and found my grandfather's name, I felt compelled to call my mom in
Sun City to tell her "mama, I found dziad on the web, on a list of
Polish people who had gone to Iran."
> She cried, but more out of joy than out of sadness and
reflection. She also would like this story distributed to the
general public, a public that has no inkling of the adversity
suffered by the Poles during the war.
> It is truly a pleasure to be connected to you fine men and women.
Mom is already asking about names of whereabouts of friends from
that era. Perhaps we'll find them here.