Basia, thanks for your recommendation.
The memoir will not help with your search for a hospital, but it will give you a good insight into life on the Kazakh kolkhoz for 15 months. Babusia then worked for the Polish embassy for 6 months distributing aid to the released deportees. This led to arrest as a spy and 10 years in the gulags before transfer to Siberia and release in 1955.
Names: Muskus, Latawiec
Poland: Rawa Ruska near Lwow, Przychojec near Lezajsk
Prisons: Brygidki, Lwow and Alma Ata
Kazakhstan: Alga, Aktyubinsk
Camps: Karaganda, Dzhezkazgan
Siberia: Dolgiy-Most in Krasnoyarsk Krai
Africa: Grazyna Muskus in Tengeru
Army: Tashkent cadet camp, Aquitania to New York, 316 Squadron UK, radar mechanic
Present location: London and Nairn, Scotland
--- In Kresy-Siberia@yahoogroups.com, Barbara Milligan <bwbm5@...> wrote:
> Greg, it would probably have been a russian hospital. To read about how they were I would recommend the wonderful book made from Peter Muskus' Babuszka's memoir. As far as I remember it is called "The Long Bridge". My copy is in Scotland and I am not. I have a very bad memory for titles but a good one for contents. Peter is a member of our group and I'm sure can supply you with a copy.
> All the best,
> Basia (UK)
> On 29 Nov 2011, at 22:36, gregarcher1111 wrote:
> > Thank you for your time and assistance...
> > I am a writer penning a memoir about my Polish family's experience and I am filling in some gaps to their incredible story of survival.
> > At the moment, I'm hoping to discover the whereabouts of a hospital my aunt was taken to after being released from a labor camp in Novisibirsk, Siberia. My family had travelled/ wandered with other refugees at the time and apparently, halfway between the camp and Tashkent, Uzbekistan, she was taken to a hospital.
> > Should this stir a memory from anybody who may have been on a similar journey there at the time, thank you for illuminating me.
> > All best,
> > GREG ARCHER
> > greg@...