I sent my father the application for the Siberian Cross. He lives in
Tennessee, USA and his eyesight is very poor now. A Polish friend of his
started to fill out the application - because it's in Polish I was of no
help. In any event, I was unaware that his application needs to be
submitted by a Polish organization. My father does not belong to or have a
Polish organization nearby. Is there someone out there who would be willing
to submit this application for him? He is very old now and he's had so many
complications to his health I'd like to see him get the cross before he
dies. I appreciate your forwarding this onto the group. Perhaps someone is
Thank you so much,
>From: Stefan Wisniowski <swisniowski@...>
>To: "Kresy-Siberia@yahoogroups.com" <Kresy-Siberia@yahoogroups.com>
>Subject: [Kresy-Siberia] Siberian Deportation Cross "Krzyz Zeslancow
>Date: Wed, 09 Feb 2005 22:54:33 +1100
>You can read the Polish regulations and instructions on our website at
>The cross can be granted to people who were Polish citizens at time of
>deportation from Poland to USSR between 1939-1956, wherever they live now.
>Also to children born in exile of such citizens.
>The application for the cross can to be submitted on behalf of the
>by a Polish organisation of some sort (combatants, Siberians, etc.). In the
>case of Australia, the Zwiazek Sybirak�w submitted over 200 applications.
>It appears that the candidate nominates a date they wish to receive the
>cross (presumably from the President in Warsaw) and the Minister for
>Affairs submits the application to the Presidential Chancellery for
>approval at least 2 months prior to that date.
>George and Jadzia, how did you deal with items 9 and 10, place of
>application for permanent residency (in Poland) and Identity document
>number? Did you just leave it blank?
>Stefan Wisniowski (moderator)