Welcome Tia O'Connor
Please welcome Tia O'Connor to the group. Tia, please visit our websites and surf the links to get a lot more information.
* Discussion site: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Kresy-Siberia
* Film and info : http://www.AForgottenOdyssey.com
This is a good opportunity to remind the group that for membership we accept: "any person - regardless of ethnic or religious background, age, personal history, political persuasion, or country of residence - if the are interested in research, remembrance and recognition of in the tragedy of over 1 million Polish citizens of various faiths and ethnicities from eastern Poland (the "Kresy", or Borderlands) in 1940-41 who were killed, repressed or deported to prisons, forced labour camps (GULAGs) and "special resettlements" in Siberia, Kazakhstan and Soviet Asia."
So please do not be afraid to ask your non-Polish friends who would be interested to join as well.
Tia, I hope you find the group supportive and valuable and are also able to make a contribution!
From: "Tia O'Connor" <tia@...>
Date: Mon, 12 May 2003 14:22:05 +0300
To: "Stefan Wisniowski" <swisniowski@...>
Subject: Re: request to subscribe
My name is Tia O'Connor, I am Romanian (my husband is Irish). A few weeks ago I visited an exhibition at the National History Museum in Bucharest dedicated to the Baragan deportation (1951-1956). This reminded me of the Siberian deportation and I realised that I do not know more than basic infomation about it. I am very curious about the whole phenomenon and I am interested in finding out more, if posible from people that had relatives that lived through.