surprisingly half their family did go back to Poland and they would Â send parcels Â from Australia to Poland on a regular basis. Unless you can find a connection, it is just leaves blowing in the wind.
From: Kresy-Siberia@yahoogroups.com [mailto:Kresy-Siberia@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Joseph Jagiello
Sent: Monday, 04 June, 2012 12:24 PM
Subject: Re: [Kresy-Siberia (est.2001)] Re: Dobrzanica deportees
Thanks for your reply, but I'm certain that "my" Krolczyks and yours are not the same lot. Mine apparently returned to Poland.Best regards,
Totally wild guess, but I grew up with Krolczyk in Australia, their daughter Helen was my best friends. They came with my mother from Germany to
Australia and stayed friends.
Wife â€“ Krolczyk Maria after marriage (maiden name unknown)
Daughter â€“ Krolczyk Helen â€“ born in Germany before migration to Australia
Son â€“ Krolczyk Teddy(Tadeus) or Eddy.
Copy from immigration ships records, sometimes the spelling on the name is incorrect and once settled in their new country, naturalisation papers have a different and correct name.
1. ISTG Vol 6 - SS Oxfordshire
24 JULY 1922 5142787 247 KROLCZUK, IGNA DOB 29 APRIL 1923 5142884 248 KROLCZUK, IGNAC DOB 23 DECEMBER 1912 5142884 249 KRYL, KATARZYNA DOB 18 SEPTEMBER 1919 5142827 250* KRYL,
2. ISTG - Passenger Surnames: Z
General Omar Bundy KROLCZUK, IGNA, 245 SS Oxfordshire KROLCZUK, IGNAC, 246 SS Oxfordshire KROLICK, CHA, 97 SS Columbia KROLIUK, CHA, 97 SS Columbia KROLL, ANNA MARIA, 166 SS
Any relation to your family?
The list of people deported from Dobrzanica was compiled by Jan Winnicki, of the Zwiazek Sybirakow w Olawie. In his list he indicated that Jozef Laboda, his wife and two children â€“ Jozef and Julia â€“ returned to Poland after WWII, as did Franciszek Krolczyk.
Jan Winnicki may be able to help you reconnect with surviving members of the Laboda and Krolczyk families. The address and telephone number of the Zwiazek Sybirakow w Olawie is:
ul. 1 Maja 11
(tel) 071 313 29 47
Regarding the Polish Parish Priest who found your father's and your baptismal records â€“ most parishes now have websites and email addresses. Maybe you can contact the current parish priest this way.
How wonderful that the Ministry of Defence returned your
father's precious possessions to you â€¦ what a treasure to receive after seventy years.
--- In Kresy-Siberia@yahoogroups.com, Joseph Jagiello <jjagiello@...> wrote:
> This list has answered questions for me, and may hopefully be helpful to others whose families are named, such as the Loboda family. Members of this family wrote to my father from Camp 2 in Teheran in 1943/44.The letters were in my fathers' possession when he was killed in action in Italy in 1944. They came to me from the British M.O.D. along with my fathers' Army records, and other personal possessions which had been held
by the M.O.D. for years.
> In February1997 I had discovered an address to contact for information about the Polish servicemen who fought with Britain, and had sent a letter there asking for information. In March I received a large envelope containing my fathers' Army records, and advice that his personal possessions would be sent via diplomatic courier to New Zealand, and then by secure mail to my address. Unbelievable, and so began the first step in my continuing search for my roots. I have immense gratitude and respect for British record keeping which allowed this first step to be taken. The Army records supplied invaluable family information.
> The personal possessions arrived as promised a month or so later, and were as follows;
> 1. A 3rd Carpathion Inf Div
Badge.........2. A Prayer Book............3. 7 Holy Pictures..........
> 4.1 Pocket Watch with Chain...................5 1 Small Handkerchief 6. 1 Small Plastic Brooch * actually mother-of-pearl
> 7. 1 Fountain Pen...............................8. 1 Book of Holy Land Pictures. ..
> 9. 1 Polish Soldiers Service Book......10. Polish Identity card.....11. English Identification Card
> 12. 1 Note Book...............................13..24 Photographs.....14. Private Letters..........
> 15. A Certificate and a Cross of Monte Casino No 5511 with Ribbon.
> A priceless gift for me. But there's more. My Dad had medals waiting for next-of-kin to claim, and in due course they too, came to me. Also my Dad left an estate valued at 14 pounds and ninepence, apparently the cash he carried. I still have the cheque from the treasury in my Dads' folder.
> Perhaps there are others like me who may be able to find these records if their fathers were servicemen with the British. Much easier I would think with computers and the internet. I used snail mail back then.
> P.S. Also there was a letter written to the British regarding my father's family allowance right by
> a J Krolczyk on behalf of Jagiello family members, I would suppose.A family named Krolczyk were in the list of Dobrzanica deportees. He was advised that a family allowance could only be issued to the widow or children of the deceased, but in addition, my father "was not entitled to family allowance while serving with the Polish Land Forces under British Command 1942/1944 because his family was residing at that time in Poland, and outside the sterling area." In fact his wife had died in Siberia in 1941, and his son came to New Zealand in 1944, after
being in Persia from 1942. No matter really, but interesting nevertheless. Perhaps some of this will ring some bells for others, and help someone to find what I did.
> With regards to all,
> Jozek Jagiello,
> Auckland New Zealand