HI BARBARA and CATRIN:
Thank you for the info - I was not aware of her fame.
She is mentioned in an article (in Polish) on page 22
and is in a group picture on page 115 with captions in
both Polish and English.
If either of you want me to foward this information to
your private emails, please advise through my private
BOZENA - Florida, USA
--- Barbara Charuba <charubab@...
> Hanka Ordonowna (with an accent over the 3rd o),
> born Ann Maria
> Pietruszynska, was a well known singer in the 1930's
> Poland. Caught up in
> the deportations to the U.S.S.R., she got out of
> Russia with the transports
> of orphans that went to India from Ashgabat through
> Meshed to Jamnagar.
> Because she had tuberculosis, she went to convalesce
> at the hospital set up
> for the refugees in Panchgani. Hanka Ordonowna was
> familiarly known as
> Barbara Charuba
> Barrie ON Canada
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Kresy-Siberia@yahoogroups.com
> On Behalf Of MARIE GAFFNEY
> Sent: Sunday, July 29, 2007 12:37 PM
> To: Kresy-Siberia@yahoogroups.com
> Subject: Re: [Kresy-Siberia] Book - Polska Szkola na
> Tulaczych Szlakach
> HI CATRIN:
> I find nothing on Victoria, but do you have the
> correct spelling of Hanka's last name? I don't find
> "Ordanka" but did find Hanka Ordonowna in a group
> picture with Father Pluta whom you mentioned in your
> email to Barbara. So I put two and two together and
> hopefully didn't come up with five! The notation
> under the photograph reads "Guests and teachers from
> Bandra centre, Bombay - Bandra, 1942". What do you
> think? Let me know.
> The book is written in Polish, however there are
> a few notations in English.
> BOZENA - Florida, USA
> --- Catrin Evans <catrinevans@
> <mailto:catrinevans%40yahoo.com> yahoo.com>
> > Hello Bozena,
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