Today, I received a letter from Lodz informing me of the dates of death
of my two uncles who were killed during the war. One who was a policeman
in the Kresy died on October 4, 1940 at Minsk/Brzesc. ( I am uncertain
however what this location designation means ) The other died in Lwow
after 9/12/42; his sentence was not carried out but he was forced into a
"death march" - (marsz smierci ) I think I know what that means of course,
but would anyone know what these marches were. I have only heard of such
marches during the waning months of the Nazi Third Reich
obtained this information from:
Fundacja Non Omnis Moriar
Narutowicza 91b m. 4
I sent my
request to Lodz about 5 weeks ago.
They require a full name, date of
birth if possible and location from where deported. Also the parent's
names and surnames (mother maiden name) are desireable to facilitate
the search. The organization I believe is affiliated with Msgr.
Peszkowski who is one of the few survivors of the Katyn massacre. He has
now returned to Poland to give testimony and Remembrance.
to have much of this data computerized as the search sheet I received
clearly indicates file searches and results.
They do not charge for
this service but you can bet I will send them a generous donation.
am only sorry my mother who is now no longer alive could not learn of the
place and date of death of her younger brothers.
Perhaps some of
you with similar needs for information may be interested in this