Dear Mr Havers,
Having difficulty in sending you an email at the address on your
Sending via yahoo instead.
May I profer a title to add to the list of recommended reading on
A book recounting Polish history in powiat Braslaw, woj Wilenskie,
Wilno province..... part of the Kresy lands.
Historia Powiatu Braslawskiego XX Stulecia (History of the Braslav
county, 20th century)
Jozef Czekan (living in Ketzryn, Warminski-Mazurskie, Poland)
Przedsiebiorstwo Produkciyjo-Handlowo-Uslogowe "GRYF"
11-300 Biskupiec, Kolonia II, tel/fax (089) 715 20 80
ISBN 83-861 99-75-X
The northern zones of the Kresy region do not seem to me, to have as
many survivors with offspring in English-speaking nations as their
more southerly counterparts. This is a source of frustration to me.
Can I ask you about the KOP units in the Wilno province? Would you
know to whom may I write to get further information?
My father, who lived in Opsa, was a member of what present day Poles
have suggested was a KOP unit. The group was called "1st company
telegraph" and was a mounted group. (I have a couple of photos of the
group which I have distributed here and there in the hope of
snagging some response.) The Polish Army have no record of the
groupand have not suggested any other source of possible
information. Red Cross found reference to my father as a member of
that group in the Prisoner of War museum in Lambowice. The group
perished in its entirety (except for my father) on September 14,
1939. My father's first place of imprisonment was Stalag 1A Stablack/
Stablawki (now Dolgorukovo in Kaliningrad oblast), then to Stalag 1B
Hohenstein (Krolikowo near Osztinek), then VIB and VIH before ending
up in Stolberg, Aachen. I am awaiting assistance from Germany to
establish facts regarding that particular conflict in order to find
the location of the mass grave where the group are buried.
Obviously, I would like to have this group recognised and its members
named and to establish how they came to be so far from their home