Just saw your posting, Ewuniu and thought I'd add a little something. To this day, and this is 60+ years later, I remember one special song your Mom taught me to play on the piano in Africa:
Gdy bym ja byla, sloneczkiem na niebie, swiecila bym ja sloneczkiem do Ciebie
All the words elude me, but not the notes or the keys on which I played them! I remember your Mom with such fondness
despite the fact she made me practice and practice!!!
BOZENA Florida, USA
--- In Kresy-Siberia@yahoogroups.com, Eva Dryanski <ebard55@...> wrote:
> I have something to add to Bozena's and Helena's excellent response to your
> question. My parents left me many Polish books. Among these are educational
> texts, fiction, song and music books and even cartoons printed in Jerusalem,
> Palestine and Rome between 1942 and 1948 by these groups: The Committee for
> Educational Matters, The Interim Treasury Committee for Polish
> Question-Educational Branch, The publishing section for the 2nd. Corps. Two of
> the books are stamped by the director of the "Gimnazium" in Tengeru. Perhaps
> the most charming is titled "Cudowna Podroz Malego Zolnierza" ( Wonderful
> Journey of a Little Soldier) published in Rome. It's beautifully illustrated
> in color and on the last page the little soldier sees General Anders.
> I feel the survivors were passionate about maintaining the polish language and
> culture. They were organizing in 1942!
> If you haven't read Wesley Adamczyk's book try to do so. His family was
> deported to Siberia and were not in a camp or a posiolek. He was left an
> orphan. But that experience led to his collection of pictures and writings by
> Polish children in Siberia. We had dinner with him a few years ago, saw the
> initial stages of his collection and heard about his hopes that it would reflect
> an education of experience.
> To me it is obvious education of the surviving children was an immediate
> priority. How they accomplished this is remarkable in the DP - 3 cups of tea- 1
> teabag days. Dan you should not ask interesting questions - I rant!
> Ewa D.
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