I should add that the Soviet records as far as names and dates and
occupations were not always correct - either the neighbours drawing up the
lists got them wrong, or the Soviet apparatchiks writing the lists made
mistakes, or the language change into Russian was problematic, or the Polish
prisoners themselves lied to try to trick the Soviets.
In the records I obtained from MEMORIAL SOCIETY in Moscow, taken from the
Archangel Ministry of the Interior Archives, my grandfather, an civilian
osadnik (settler) and circuit magistrate in Lwow/Brody, is described as a
carpenter. His name "Lucjan" is listed as "Luka" and my grandmother
"Apolonia" is listed as "Pelagia". Their last name "Wisniowski" is listed as
Listing a "Zbigniew" as a "Zdsislaw" sounds like it could be a similar
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On Behalf Of henrypavlovich
Sent: Saturday, January 02, 2010 12:51 AM
Subject: [Kresy-Siberia] Re: Bialosiewicz Family
Simon, Just in case you are not aware - there are a few mistakes or typos in
your message which can affect the success of your research. There are
excellent resources here on the Kresy site which you can look up yourself,
but I thought I would let you know what I found out about your relatives on
a Russian-language site which uses, among others, a database of Poles
forcibly sent to special camps in the Archangel (Arkhangelsk) area:
Tadeusz (son of Stefan) and formerly resident of Ulanowka in Wolyn, born
1928, is mentioned. Like all the family he is recorded as being sentenced to
deportation to a special settlement in Nyando Rayon in the Arkhangelsk area
on 1st March 1940 and then released "under amnesty" on 1st September 1941.
Also mentioned is his father Stefan (son of Leon) born 1903 in Mieszczanska,
Lublin (same fate), resident of Ulanowka, Wolyn. Ditto Zdislaw (son of
Stefan) - (the name given here is not Zbigniew which you cite in your
message) - born 1923 in Ulanowka (same fate as others). Ditto Stefania
(daughter of Stefan) born 1925 in Ulanowka (same fate as the others).
The only Zofia Lukasiewicz I could find was the daughter of Jozef, born in
1900 in Dubrowica, Rowne, but this person was released under the amnesty in
1941 so is probably not the same person as the one you mention.
The place in Italy where lots of Poles fought against the Nazis under
General Anders in the Second Corps is Monte Cassino.
If you are interested in a narrative account of what happened to many of the
inhabitants of the Kresy (including Wolyn), then take a look at my book
(below my sign-off) available in libraries and bookshops. Many people have
visited the former Kresy military colonies: there are local interpreters.
Most of the inter-war buildings were cleared away by the post-war Ukrainian
authorities. During a visit my uncle met an old lady there who remembered
him as a toddler (or at least his surname).
Best of luck with your research.
My book, Worlds Apart: Surviving Identity and Memory, is available from
online retailers, e.g. Amazon. There is more about the book and the context
behind it at www.henrypavlovich.com (ISBN 978-1-84728-226-2)
Some photos are on www.pbase.com/pavlovich
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> My Grandfather Tadeusz Bialosiewicz born in 1928 is Polish and settled in
the UK after World War 2.
> I am hoping to go to Poland in May 2010 to trace more about his family's
history and to do this need to undertake further research first.
> His father was a Stefan Bialosiewicz born in 1903 and the family
originated from Wolyn in Poland, which I believe is now part of the
Ukraine.Stefan had three sisters Helena,Maria and Leokadira
> The family were sent to Siberia by the Russians and I know that my great
grandmother Zofia Lukasiewicz died on the train journey and that her body
was thrown from the train.
> My grandfather had two siblings Zbignew (Zybslaw) and Stephania.
> Stefan survived and fought with the Polish Army at the Battle of Monte
Cassion in Italy and after the war ended up in America with his second wife.
> Zbignew ended up in Canada and Stephania in America.
> I have attached a newspaper articleabout my Great Grandfather Stefan story
which is where I have gained my information from to date.
> Any help with my reseach will be greatly appreciated
> Kind regards
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