- The IOM did not contact many Polish forced labourers even though the germans had a list of all of these people and I myself applied for and received forcedMessage 1 of 34 , Feb 1, 2012View SourceThe IOM did not contact many Polish forced labourers even though the germans had a list of all of these people and I myself applied for and received forced labour details of my friend Edward Popik (now 86) and applied for him. However I was told that IOM had been closed and all monies spent.Sheila Bannister (Wojciechowska)Chesterfield, England----- Original Message -----From: eve5jSent: Wednesday, February 01, 2012 1:03 AMSubject: [Kresy-Siberia] Re: holocaust victims
Last paragraph below should read:
Non-Jewish victim groups of past settlements also received less monies propotionately than Jewish victims. These settlements were all unjust.
--- In Kresy-Siberia@yahoogroups.com, "eve5j" <Eve5J@...> wrote:
> Poles were definitely excluded from all recent cases ending in 2001. I know this from research and also Polish Americans who represented organizations who sued for inclusion in court in New York, but were denied. They appealed and lost. This is fact.
> The groups receiving compensation were: Jews, Roma, homosexuals, Jehovah's Witnesses, and the disabled. (These are the same named victim groups appearing in all media since that time to currently.) All others were excluded. Of 1 million non-Jewish slave laborers, only 30,000 qualified as a "Victim or Target of Nazi Persecution."
> Non-Jewish victims of past settlements also received less monies propotionately than Jewish victims. These settlements were all unjust.
> --- In Kresy-Siberia@yahoogroups.com, Danuta Janina Wójcik <sandlily@> wrote:
> > Financial compensation
> > for Nazi slave laborers
> > All were entitled to ongoing compensation regardless of ethnicity.
> > "The International Organization for Migration attempted to reach all potential claimants and to disperse compensation payments to successful applications. The filing deadline expired on 2001-DEC-31."
- His father was imprisoned, I think in the 1950s, and sent to a Soviet uranium mine. He was released after some years but died while fairly young. At dinner oneMessage 34 of 34 , Feb 4, 2012View SourceHis father was imprisoned, I think in the 1950s, and sent to a Soviet
uranium mine. He was released after some years but died while fairly
young. At dinner one night he (my neighbor) got talking because he was
in my company and had been asking about such things, and also because
his cousin and family were visiting from Germany, and they both shared
the experience of escaping from Poland. And perhaps there was a glass of
wine involved. Anyhow, he told his father's story about dinner in the
camp, and how one particular sadistic trusty (I don't know the Polish or
Russian or even British name for a prisoner who collaborates with the
guards for better treatment) died as the result of an accident, probably
no accident at all, and that night a human skull turned up in the soup vat.
At this exact moment, his pretty wife (a classmate of my daughter's at
Harvard, as it happens) came out from the kitchen to ask whether we
wanted ice cream on our cake for dessert. Even as she spoke, she was
processing this story which she had heard while entering the room, and
the expression on her face was something to behold. In her right hand
she held a plate of chocolate cake by itself, and in her left the same
cake a la mode.
They have certainly livened up the neighborhood, though they haven't
been up much this winter. The previous owners never spoke to us. I once
saw them walking along the road with a baby carriage, and thought, Oh! a
grandchild, how nice! but on getting closer realized that it was a dog
in the carriage (pram).
Blue skies! -- Dan Ford USA
On 2/4/2012 12:58 PM, Cynthia Pukiello wrote:
> Hello Dan,
> Could not help but say a few words re;your neighbour & just how
> affluent these people are after all they have gone through & good luck
> to him ,you are e
> very fortunate to have such a neighbour.
> I am the widow of a polish man who was arrested aged 16 years & sent
> as a deportee to Siberia.
> Good wishes are sent to you & yours.
> Cynthia Pukiello (English UK).