Yes Wladyslaw was an officer in 1920, could easily have crossed to the German zone, but refused to be intimidated. He was not arrested until 6th January, in his home in Rawa Ruska. He was then released and refused his family's pleas to flee before being rearrested.
I do wonder if there is a direct connection between those on the Katyn lists and those families arested in the April roundup. Has anyone analysed if there was a different emphesis on those arrested in the four main deportations?
Thanks for the history lessons. I will now have to correct the postscript that i added to my grandmothers narrative. The Long Bridge now has 52 Five Star reviews on Amazon. I am delighted by the response of those who read the book.
--- In Kresy-Siberia@yahoogroups.com, Mark <turkiewiczm@...> wrote:
> Peter, sorry for the bad news but it seems to be par for the course on this site.
> At leastÂ 3,435 interested in bykovnia, assuming one descendent per victim. However, there are only a few contacts Ive come across.
> Anna and I see some connection between the folks on the list and their history prior to the invasion. Was Wladyslaw also a nationalist, did he serve in the Bolshevik war?
> I also stumbled on to your site and read about Ursula. Quite a woman; which begs againÂ for a tribute to Polish women who are overlooked sometimes in these accounts.
> There were many Moms in those days who were also brave heroes. When my sister visited Poland in the 70s many people she met told her about our grandmother who scavenged, hustled and connived food and supplies and kept many fed.
> They also stood up to the Bolsheviks when pressured toÂ adopt soviet citizenry and suffered for it.
> Not to mention how they could prepare a multi-course dinner for 6 for about 3 cents. Pirogies, kapusta and beet soups and salads are still a favorite.
> They say that behind every strong man is a good woman. If you have a Polish woman, you have gold.