Thank you so much, Stefan. I did confuse the two issues. Your explanations
make so much sense. I have relayed the information to my father about the
land and he is most anxious to hear how your trip goes to the Ukraine in the
next few weeks. His family had 45 acres in Gaje. His sister is still alive
as one witness but another witness might be difficult to find. I hope you
have success in the archives it might give us hope. And a trip may be in
order for us as well.
Have a wonderful trip - may it be safe and exciting! Best, Judi
>From: Stefan Wisniowski <swisniowski@...>
>Subject: Re: [Kresy-Siberia] Re: Kresy (Russian) compensation for LandsLost
>Date: Thu, 12 Jan 2006 08:44:43 +1100
>Can I just clarify that there are 2 totally different things under
>discussion here - please do not confuse them:
>1. Compensation for property left behind when the borders changed
> (Poland is responsible under international agreements and Polish laws)
>2. Compensation for deportation and deprivation of liberty and forced
>(Russia, representing the former USSR, said something about making some
>compensation to ALL victims not just Poles)
>One or the other or both may apply to different people.
>I realise that my poll combined the two issues into one, but as far as
>practical we need to separate what we do about each one because they are
> > From: "Judi Schmidt" <judiblueyes@...>
> > Has anyone heard anymore concerning Russia's announcement that they will
> > compensate the Polish Deportees? Thanks for any info.