- Debby, Are you aware that you family are listed on the Karta database: http://www.indeks.karta.org.pl/pl/wyszukiwanie.jsp There you can find more details ofMessage 1 of 16 , Jul 24, 2011View SourceDebby,Are you aware that you family are listed on the Karta database: http://www.indeks.karta.org.pl/pl/wyszukiwanie.jspThere you can find more details of their deportation to Czurga in Archangielsk region.Also the book you are after is My Guardia Angel, by Zofia Niebuda, published in 1996 by Easy Printing in Toronto.
Taczało Edmund Aleksander 1933 Deportowani z obwodu baranowickiego Taczało Sławomir Aleksander 1939 Deportowani z obwodu baranowickiego Taczało Stanisław Aleksander 1935 Deportowani z obwodu baranowickiego Taczało Stanisława Konstanty 1910 Deportowani z obwodu baranowickiego Taczało Teresa Aleksander 1931 Deportowani z obwodu baranowickiego Taczało Wanda Aleksander 1937 Deportowani z obwodu baranowickiegoJanusz----- Original Message -----From: Krystyna SzypowskaSent: Wednesday, July 20, 2011 7:30 PMSubject: [Kresy-Siberia] New member introductionDear Group,Here is an introduction by a new member. I hope that some of you will be able to fill in some of the blanks for her !Krystyna--
My name is Debby Saporetti and I live in Cape Town with my husband , son and mother (81 this September). She moved from Zimbabwe 3 years ago.
(I don’t speak Polish so my spelling is inaccurate)
My mom is Teresa Dandy (born 1930), nee Taczalo. It was Taczala but she said the officials in transit changed the a to an o. My grandfather was Alexander Taczala (born approx. 1894) and my babcia was Staniswawa Szeblewska. Born 1910.
My great grandfather was Konstanti Szeblewski and my great grandmother was Veronika (nee) Tomaszewski.
My gran Stanislawa moved from Hoch/ Wodch(?) ,Poznan to Kresy with her family (father, Konstanti Szeblewski fought in WW1) in 1924. She was 14. I think the town was called Dobrowicze or Donobrowiecze. (?) It was about 15 km from Nowogrodek. She was the oldest daughter with 3 younger sisters. Marysia, Bronia and Hella. ( Bronia moved to Zielonagora and Hella to Donobrowiecze, don’t know about their families) My babcia married in April 1929 to Alexander Taczala. He was from Starakazimieka, Posnan and also in army in WW1. They moved to Niechniewcze to a small farm of 20 hectares, 18 km from Nowogrodek. My mom Teresa was born in 1930. Edek in (1932- 2007), Stas in 1934 (he lives in Durban), a brother 1936 and a sister 1938. ( I’ll have to ask my mom for their names)
My mom remembers the following names from her little town Niechniewiewcze:
the. F. Kaminski family, Pani Kaminski taught at the local school and was a piano teacher, daughter Kornelia (born 1925 – 2001?)( she became a dentist and lived in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe for many years and son Konrad, (born approx. 1928)( livesUK)- not sure whether he is still alive. He used to play with my mom’s brother, Edek.
The A.Ryl family. Pani Stasia Ryl was my mom’s Godmother.
The L. Kwiecinski family lived next door to my mom’s next door neighbours.
The K. Zurek family were about 5 properties away.
The S. Wdowcyk family were neighbours.
The P.Wojno family lived 5 properties away. there were 2 brothers
The S. Majek and Zurek’s were brothers in law. The wives were sisters.
The F. Krawczyski family also lived nearby.
She remembers the town had 2 churches and 1 synagogue. ( synagogue not mentioned in Paul Haver’s website)
After Siberia, my mom’s little brother and sister died in Usbekistan.
The family ( Stasia, Teresa, Edek and Stan) were taken to Rhodesia and Teresa spent a short time at Diglaford.
She remembers Halina Uszczek. The Niebuda family, Zosia, Basia, Janina and Metek.
My gran re-married and became Stanislawa Steyn, they lived in Mutare (Umtali) and bought a farm in Inyanga district.
My mom married in 1954 in Mutare. My father would not allow my sister and I to learn Polish. We moved to Australia in 1961 and lived in Sydney until January 1968 when we relocated to Cape Town. My mom moved back to Zimbabwe in 1981 to be with her mother and worked at Arundel School in Harare for 20 yrs. She fled to South Africa in 2008 leaving behind everything ( 2 family farms were already taken away a couple of years earlier ) - house, car, possessions) for a second time in her life.
Zosia Niebuda (don’t know married name)wrote a beautiful book about her life in Poland and the war experiences in about 1993 (?) Unfortunately the book was left behind in Zimbabwe. I don’t know the title or author. I would love to get a copy of that book if anyone can help me? It was published in Canada. Sorry I’m so vague.
I would also really like to know the geographic location of Niechniewcze . I’ve been looking on Google Earth but my clues are so vague and I don’t speak Russian.
It would be wonderful to link up with families that my mom knew years ago.
Many thanks for reading and God bless.