This is some information that I recently got from the International Tracing
Service via the British Red Cross
My Great Grandmother's information I now have is as follows;
Stanislawa Podolanska born 11 November 1895, in Tarnopol County, daughter of
Rudolf and Agnieska Oborski. Before deportation she was a midwife in
Podwoloczyska and lived in Kosow (No idea of actual address), Czortkow County. On
13th April 1940 she was taken from Podwoloczyska, via Lwow. The last news of
her was on 12th June 1941, at Sewero, Kazachstanska oblast , Oktiabrskij rajon,
Her husband Marian Podolanski was last heard of as being in Krakow, ul
Lwowska 25 in 1943. He had been a Police Officer prior to WW2 but says he was in
an infantry regiment as a sergeant - none that I know of and I therefore
think that he was either a) part of the Underground Army, or b) Collaborated.
If it was b) might explain why they never got back together after the war as
she had been deported and my Grandfather was in the Polish Free Army having
fought in the defence of Poland - captured and escaped to Sikorski's army in
France. But will have to try and investigate further - because I keep getting
information that makes me question.
Like why I cannot find the Podolanski line parentage etc, and the only other
recorded Podolanski families were in the Lodz Ghetto. But my Grandfather was
a Catholic as were his parents, but for Marian's parents I have no idea of
whether they were Catholic or Jewish.
One thing I have found - it looks like a lot of people have entered the UK
after the war as Podolanski - far more than there was before the war in Poland.
Paul (Podolanski - Manchester UK)
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