Alexander, do you have any databases that could hold clues to Zofia Pundyk
(from the house of Stratkowska), who was taken from Kolomyja in 1940 to a
camp in Kazakhstan, where we believe she died? As she had a son in 1921,
she was probably born between 1880 and 1905. Her husband was a sergeant in
the Polish army, but was not there to be deported - he somehow ended up in
> From: grace@...
> Reply-To: Kresy-Siberia@yahoogroups.com
> Date: Sun, 28 Oct 2001 15:03:53 -0000
> To: Kresy-Siberia@yahoogroups.com
> Subject: [Kresy-Siberia] Re: FW: "Arkhangelsk" database
> Hi Alexander,
> Thank you for providing the opportunity to follow up file information
> on deported family members.
> My problem is, and maybe someone else in the group can help me here,
> that a) I don't know where my grandmother was sent to in Kazakhstan b)
> I don't know her date of birth (though do know her father's name) and
> c)don't know the date she died.
> Anyone else in a similar situation who has had some success with
> finding out the seemingly impossible?
>>> From: "Alexander Gur'yanov" <gurpolcom@m...>
>>> Date: Sat, 27 Oct 2001 17:27:30 +0400
>>> To: "Stefan Wisniowski" <swisniowski@p...>
>>> Subject: "Arkhangelsk" database
>>> Moscow, 27.10.2001
>>> Dear Stefan,
>>> Unfortunately, some temporary problems appeared with including the
>>> "Arkhangelsk" database to our website. The principal obstacle is
> that the
>>> database contains a lot of errors and distorted informations
> (even surnames)
>>> which may be rather difficult to recognize and to restore its
> proper values
>>> by visitors of website.
>>> It means that we need to continue our verification of
> the "Arkhangelsk"
>>> database by comparing to a lot of different archive sources. Up
> to now the
>>> main and almost only source is the card index in the
>>> archives of Arkhangelsk Interior Affairs Office. Such a
> verification is a
>>> great piece of work.
>>> Now we begin to cooperate with Center KARTA (Warsaw) in
> verification of the
>>> database. Center KARTA will verify it with polish archives
> sources. It will
>>> be possible to expose the database only after the verification
> will be
>>> My promise to expose it soon appers to be premature, I am sorry
> very much!
>>> In this situation I will seek for family records of the members
> of your
>>> group by myself and answer the individual requests in the same
> way as I have
>>> answered (in Polish) your own request or request of Mark Terech.
> It will be
>>> better if any interested person will send the request directly to
> my E-mail
>>> address gurpolcom@m...
>>> You may also direct your requests to Center KARTA in Warsaw:
>>> I would like to remind, that if everybody from your group needs
> the official
>>> certificate, we are ready to send the requests to the archives in
>>> region in former USRR. But the
>>> signed letter from the person interested in the certificate is
> necessary for
>>> us to do it.
>>> Please, send these requests (preferably in Polish) to our postal
>>> Polish Committee of the "Memorial" Society,
>>> Russia, 103051 Moscow, Malyi Karetnyi Pereulok 12.
>>> We need the following data being contained in the request (of
> course, if
>>> 1. Surname, name, and father's name of repressed person, the year
> and place
>>> of birth (in the case of deportation - for all the members of
>>> family, with indication of the familiar relationship);
>>> 2. Place of living before arrest or depotation;
>>> 3. The time of arrest or deportation;
>>> 4. The kind of repression (arrest, sentence and imprisonment in
> penal labour
>>> camps, or deportation without any sentence);
>>> 5. The most important for us: the regions of staying in camps or
> in exile in
>>> the former USSR (especially the last place);
>>> 6. The time and place of discharge or the death;
>>> 7. The relationship of interested person to repressed person.
>>> With the best regards - Alexander Gur'yanov
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