Like Ann Marie, I am also in the process of researching my family
history. My goal in the long run is to write a book describing my
family's story - although I still have many holes to fill! I am
wondering if you might be able to help?
Here is what I know so far regarding my great uncle, Genek (Gerszon)
Kurc, and his wife Herta (formerly Seifert):
Genek was born in Radom, Poland, on 17 November 1907.
He and another great uncle Selim (Kajler) joined the Polish army on
September 8, 1939, the day Radom fell to the Germans. I believe they
were still enlisted in the Polish army at the time of their
deportation to Siberia (Herta was deported as well). I don't know the
exact date that they were deported, nor to which specific gulag.
Genek, Herta and Selim were released on the basis of the Polish-Soviet
agreement of 30 July 1941, and evacuated to Persia along with the
Polish army units, where they enlisted in the Polish Forces under
British command (General Anders) on 24 September 1942 in Tehran. I
have more detail re: where exactly they served, but I am mostly
interested to learn more about how/when/where exactly they ended up in
Is this something you may be able to help with?
Thanks in advance!
p.s. Also, if any of you are interested, I recently discovered a book
and documentary spearheaded by the Polish Ladies Auxiliary of Seattle
called "A Trip to Nowhere." You can read more about it here:
On Jul 26, 2010, at 9:09 AM, Antoni Kazimierski wrote:
> Ann Marie,
> There a number of Podolski families in various lists of deportees
> and we need more information about them.
> There are a number of Dobra Wola places as well, but I suspect it
> was from Pinsk area that your family came from; particularly as
> Grodzicki family is mentioned.
> Grodzicki Michal son of Jana b 1888 at KOZMIN Near Kielce together
> with Lucjan son Michala b 1924 and Wladyslawa c Michala b 1922 ;Jan
> s Michala b 1926; Jozef s Michala b 1920; Lucjan s Michala b 1924;
> Ewgenia c Michala b 1930; Helena b at Wianisz near Kielce in 1912;
> Stanislawa c Antoniego b 1884 at Wianisz; Teodora c Pawla b 1921 at
> Ukowo ? Lukowo?) near Warsaw; Jadwiga c Michala b 1932; Wiaczeslaw s
> Michala b 1939;were deported to posiolek SLawnoje in Archangelskaya
> oblast arriving there on 22nd Feb. 1940 and amnestied in Sept 1941
> and soon afterwards left posiolek to live in Czymkent in Kazachstan
> and probably to Persia later on.
> Janina daughter of Jozefa was born at this posiolek in 1940.
> It is a very sizeable family tree for Grodzicki family from Dobra
> Wola near Pinsk.
> Perhaps a little more information on Podolski family would help to
> identify them.
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