If I wrote in the plural, it was unintentional. I
received one Cross, a Legitemacja and a Letter from
I too wanted a Cross for each of my Parents and did
ask Mrs. Hacus of the Polish Embassy in DC if they
would be eligible for the Cross - however, no such
luck. And Aneta confirmed that by checking with the
Polish President's officein Warsaw. Only those
Sybiracy living as of 1/1/04 (if I'm not mistaken) are
eligible to receive the Cross.
Like you, I'm very disappointed. Would have loved to
have three - so that I could give one to each one of
my three children in rememberance of our Polish
As far as the Combatant's Association is concerned -
such approval was not required of me. However, if you
have one close by you - it wouldn't hurt.
All the best
BOZENA - Florida, USA
> Hello Bozena,
> You wrote about the cross in the plural. Did you
> receive more than one then?
> I would like to receive the crosses of the
> deceased, but was told that this
> is impossible. In other words, since my father has
> died, I am out of luck.
> Maybe not, Bozena? Also I would like to get at
> least one other cross for my
> brother. I know he would appreciate it and thought
> that perhaps he could
> receive the cross of my aunt who died in Siberia or
> that of one of my grandparents.
> I also thought that the application had to be put
> through a Polish combatants
> association, so this is good news!
> Best regards,
> HI CAROL, BARB and GROUP:
> In answer to your comments, this is to let you know
> that I personally applied for the Cross on 3/1/07
> received it on - would you believe the date -
> along with a beautiful letter from the Polish
> Ambassador. I put each into a shadow-box that I
> picked up at Michael's to preserve them - and I only
> wish I could attach a picture of how great they
> I sent my application directly to: Mrs. Malgorzata
> Hacus-Stefianik who is the 2nd Secretary to the
> Embassy in Washington, DC. Her email address is:
> email@example.com._ (mailto:m.hacus@...) I
> enclosed a lot of
> proving that I indeed am a Siberian Deportee. Among
> the documentation, I enclosed a copy of the "Polish
> evacuees from the USSR to Iran in 1942" as well as
> "Red Cross list of Polish refugees sent to Africa
> beyond" which I got from our K-S Group files.
> But to give credit where credit is due: I had help
> filling out the application from our own Aneta
> (mailto:nitam@...) ) who, by the way,
> along with her
> husband Krzysztof is an excellent researcher and
> have helped me immensely in my quest for documents.
> can't say enough about their combined knowledge and
> readiness to help those of us who, without them,
> be spinning our wheels.
> I think it would also benefit our Group if all were
> aware that the Hoffmans re-opened their travel
> in Warsaw providing many services other agencies do
> not. Do check out their web-site at:
> www.terra-infinita.www.terra-infinita.<WBR>pl. At p
> but even if you don't speak Polish, you will be
> impressed with its' layout. An English version is in
> the works and should be available soon!!!
> I hope all the above information is helpful.
> All the best
> BOZENA - Florida, USA
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