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  • fpleszak
    It is with great regret and sadness that I have to announce the death of two notable veterans of the Polish 2nd Corps and bastions of the Polish community in
    Message 1 of 5 , Dec 28, 2012
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      It is with great regret and sadness that I have to announce the death of two notable veterans of the Polish 2nd Corps and bastions of the Polish community in Manchester.

      Józef Królczyk passed away at the age of 99 during the evening of 23rd December.

      Originally from the Krakow region he was with his wife in Lwów when arrested and exiled by the NKVD. He worked in a forest near to Irkutsk where both his father and brother died, but managed to nurse his seriously ill younger back to health. After the `Amnesty' he was separated from his wife when he sailed to freedom across the Caspian Sea whilst she remained in Kazakhstan caring for her sick parents.

      As a member of a gun crew he fought with 5KDP at Monte Cassino, Ancona and Bologna. In 1946 his wife was repatriated to Poland from where she escaped to find him in Italy. After the war they eventually settled in Manchester where he has always been a prominent member of the SPK and Polish communities for which he was quite rightly awarded with the highest state honours.

      Józef was active in the community until his recent illness – he was an exceptional individual - kind, knowledgeable, helpful and modest - he will be sorely missed.


      Henri Strzelecki, better known to most as Mr Henri was the founder, visionary and pioneer of Henri-Lloyd sports clothing. He died at the age of 87 on 26th December after a long battle with illness.

      He was born in Brodnica and escaped German occupied Poland to join up with the Polish 2nd Corps for the battle of Bologna during which he showed incredible courage and for which he was highly decorated.

      After the war he too settled in Manchester, where he studied textile and fashion design eventually launching his world renowned clothing line.

      Active in the Polish community he was always cheerful, open and extremely sociable.

      Like Józef, his very great friend, he is irreplaceable and he too will be greatly missed by all.

      RIP Józef Królczyk 1913-2012
      Henri Strzelecki 1925-2012
    • LenardaSzymczak
      Deepest sympathy to their families. They were the heart and soul of Kresy-Siberia, because of their struggles and many others, this group was formed. Now
      Message 2 of 5 , Dec 28, 2012
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        Deepest sympathy to their families.

        They were the heart and soul of Kresy-Siberia,  because of their struggles and many others,  this group was formed.

        Now they are in heaven with their mates, families, guiding us on our journeys.

        Lenarda, Australia

         

         

        From: Kresy-Siberia@yahoogroups.com [mailto:Kresy-Siberia@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of fpleszak
        Sent: Saturday, 29 December, 2012 8:43 AM
        To: Kresy-Siberia@yahoogroups.com
        Subject: [www.Kresy-Siberia.org] More sad news

         

         

        It is with great regret and sadness that I have to announce the death of two notable veterans of the Polish 2nd Corps and bastions of the Polish community in Manchester.

        Józef Królczyk passed away at the age of 99 during the evening of 23rd December.

        Originally from the Krakow region he was with his wife in Lwów when arrested and exiled by the NKVD. He worked in a forest near to Irkutsk where both his father and brother died, but managed to nurse his seriously ill younger back to health. After the `Amnesty' he was separated from his wife when he sailed to freedom across the Caspian Sea whilst she remained in Kazakhstan caring for her sick parents.

        As a member of a gun crew he fought with 5KDP at Monte Cassino, Ancona and Bologna. In 1946 his wife was repatriated to Poland from where she escaped to find him in Italy. After the war they eventually settled in Manchester where he has always been a prominent member of the SPK and Polish communities for which he was quite rightly awarded with the highest state honours.

        Józef was active in the community until his recent illness – he was an exceptional individual - kind, knowledgeable, helpful and modest - he will be sorely missed.

        Henri Strzelecki, better known to most as Mr Henri was the founder, visionary and pioneer of Henri-Lloyd sports clothing. He died at the age of 87 on 26th December after a long battle with illness.

        He was born in Brodnica and escaped German occupied Poland to join up with the Polish 2nd Corps for the battle of Bologna during which he showed incredible courage and for which he was highly decorated.

        After the war he too settled in Manchester, where he studied textile and fashion design eventually launching his world renowned clothing line.

        Active in the Polish community he was always cheerful, open and extremely sociable.

        Like Józef, his very great friend, he is irreplaceable and he too will be greatly missed by all.

        RIP Józef Królczyk 1913-2012
        Henri Strzelecki 1925-2012

      • Krystyna Szypowska
        Thank you Frank, for letting the group know. I wanted to add that Mr. Krolczyk’s life story is part of the People of the Polish Second Corps exhibition in
        Message 3 of 5 , Dec 28, 2012
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          Thank you Frank, for letting the group know.
           
          I wanted to add that Mr. Krolczyk’s life story is part of the People of the Polish Second Corps exhibition in the Virtual Museum (www.Kresy-Siberia.org) so I invite everyone to read about his fascinating life, and listen to his own account of his experiences.
           
          Thank you again, Frank, for having recorded the interview with him, and scanned his photos, so that we could include these materials in the project.
           

          Kind regards,

          Krystyna

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          Krystyna Szypowska - Winnipeg, Canada

          Executive Director, Kresy-Siberia Foundation - registered in Warsaw (KRS 0000326445)

          Chair & Exec Director, Kresy-Siberia (Canada) Inc. - Registered Charity No. 83341 6407 RR0001

          Director, Kresy-Siberia (UK) - Registered Charity No. 1137210

           

          Kresy-Siberia Virtual Mueum:  www.Kresy-Siberia.org

          "Established to inspire, promote and support research, remembrance

          and recognition of Polish citizens’ struggles in the Eastern Borderlands

          and in Exile during World War II."

           

           

           
          From: fpleszak
          Sent: Friday, December 28, 2012 3:43 PM
          Subject: [www.Kresy-Siberia.org] More sad news
           

          It is with great regret and sadness that I have to announce the death of two notable veterans of the Polish 2nd Corps and bastions of the Polish community in Manchester.

          Józef Królczyk passed away at the age of 99 during the evening of 23rd December.

          Originally from the Krakow region he was with his wife in Lwów when arrested and exiled by the NKVD. He worked in a forest near to Irkutsk where both his father and brother died, but managed to nurse his seriously ill younger back to health. After the `Amnesty' he was separated from his wife when he sailed to freedom across the Caspian Sea whilst she remained in Kazakhstan caring for her sick parents.

          As a member of a gun crew he fought with 5KDP at Monte Cassino, Ancona and Bologna. In 1946 his wife was repatriated to Poland from where she escaped to find him in Italy. After the war they eventually settled in Manchester where he has always been a prominent member of the SPK and Polish communities for which he was quite rightly awarded with the highest state honours.

          Józef was active in the community until his recent illness – he was an exceptional individual - kind, knowledgeable, helpful and modest - he will be sorely missed.

          Henri Strzelecki, better known to most as Mr Henri was the founder, visionary and pioneer of Henri-Lloyd sports clothing. He died at the age of 87 on 26th December after a long battle with illness.

          He was born in Brodnica and escaped German occupied Poland to join up with the Polish 2nd Corps for the battle of Bologna during which he showed incredible courage and for which he was highly decorated.

          After the war he too settled in Manchester, where he studied textile and fashion design eventually launching his world renowned clothing line.

          Active in the Polish community he was always cheerful, open and extremely sociable.

          Like Józef, his very great friend, he is irreplaceable and he too will be greatly missed by all.

          RIP Józef Królczyk 1913-2012
          Henri Strzelecki 1925-2012

        • AtticusFinch1048@aol.com
          Thanks Frank Both would have known my Grandfather from around the community. In a message dated 28/12/2012 22:04:45 GMT Standard Time, kms0902@mts.net writes:
          Message 4 of 5 , Dec 28, 2012
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            Thanks Frank
             
            Both would have known my Grandfather from around the community.
             
            In a message dated 28/12/2012 22:04:45 GMT Standard Time, kms0902@... writes:
             

            Thank you Frank, for letting the group know.
             
            I wanted to add that Mr. Krolczyk’s life story is part of the People of the Polish Second Corps exhibition in the Virtual Museum (www.Kresy-Siberia.org) so I invite everyone to read about his fascinating life, and listen to his own account of his experiences.
             
            Thank you again, Frank, for having recorded the interview with him, and scanned his photos, so that we could include these materials in the project.
             

            Kind regards,

            Krystyna

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            Krystyna Szypowska - Winnipeg, Canada

            Executive Director, Kresy-Siberia Foundation - registered in Warsaw (KRS 0000326445)

            Chair & Exec Director, Kresy-Siberia (Canada) Inc. - Registered Charity No. 83341 6407 RR0001

            Director, Kresy-Siberia (UK) - Registered Charity No. 1137210

            Kresy-Siberia Virtual Mueum:  www.Kresy-Siberia.org

            "Established to inspire, promote and support research, remembrance

            and recognition of Polish citizens’ struggles in the Eastern Borderlands

            and in Exile during World War II."

             
            From: fpleszak
            Sent: Friday, December 28, 2012 3:43 PM
            Subject: [www.Kresy-Siberia.org] More sad news
             

            It is with great regret and sadness that I have to announce the death of two notable veterans of the Polish 2nd Corps and bastions of the Polish community in Manchester.

            Józef Królczyk passed away at the age of 99 during the evening of 23rd December.

            Originally from the Krakow region he was with his wife in Lwów when arrested and exiled by the NKVD. He worked in a forest near to Irkutsk where both his father and brother died, but managed to nurse his seriously ill younger back to health. After the `Amnesty' he was separated from his wife when he sailed to freedom across the Caspian Sea whilst she remained in Kazakhstan caring for her sick parents.

            As a member of a gun crew he fought with 5KDP at Monte Cassino, Ancona and Bologna. In 1946 his wife was repatriated to Poland from where she escaped to find him in Italy. After the war they eventually settled in Manchester where he has always been a prominent member of the SPK and Polish communities for which he was quite rightly awarded with the highest state honours.

            Józef was active in the community until his recent illness – he was an exceptional individual - kind, knowledgeable, helpful and modest - he will be sorely missed.

            Henri Strzelecki, better known to most as Mr Henri was the founder, visionary and pioneer of Henri-Lloyd sports clothing. He died at the age of 87 on 26th December after a long battle with illness.

            He was born in Brodnica and escaped German occupied Poland to join up with the Polish 2nd Corps for the battle of Bologna during which he showed incredible courage and for which he was highly decorated.

            After the war he too settled in Manchester, where he studied textile and fashion design eventually launching his world renowned clothing line.

            Active in the Polish community he was always cheerful, open and extremely sociable.

            Like Józef, his very great friend, he is irreplaceable and he too will be greatly missed by all.

            RIP Józef Królczyk 1913-2012
            Henri Strzelecki 1925-2012

          • Basia
            Deepest condolences. What inspiring men. How fortunate that you have known them. How sad to hear of their passing. Basia Zielinska (Sydney) From: fpleszak
            Message 5 of 5 , Dec 29, 2012
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              Deepest condolences.
              What inspiring men.
               How fortunate that you have known them.
              How sad to hear of their passing.
              Basia Zielinska (Sydney)


              From: fpleszak <frank@...>
              Reply-To: <Kresy-Siberia@yahoogroups.com>
              Date: Fri, 28 Dec 2012 21:43:15 -0000
              To: <Kresy-Siberia@yahoogroups.com>
              Subject: {Disarmed} [www.Kresy-Siberia.org] More sad news

               

              It is with great regret and sadness that I have to announce the death of two notable veterans of the Polish 2nd Corps and bastions of the Polish community in Manchester.

              Józef Królczyk passed away at the age of 99 during the evening of 23rd December.

              Originally from the Krakow region he was with his wife in Lwów when arrested and exiled by the NKVD. He worked in a forest near to Irkutsk where both his father and brother died, but managed to nurse his seriously ill younger back to health. After the `Amnesty' he was separated from his wife when he sailed to freedom across the Caspian Sea whilst she remained in Kazakhstan caring for her sick parents.

              As a member of a gun crew he fought with 5KDP at Monte Cassino, Ancona and Bologna. In 1946 his wife was repatriated to Poland from where she escaped to find him in Italy. After the war they eventually settled in Manchester where he has always been a prominent member of the SPK and Polish communities for which he was quite rightly awarded with the highest state honours.

              Józef was active in the community until his recent illness �he was an exceptional individual - kind, knowledgeable, helpful and modest - he will be sorely missed.

              Henri Strzelecki, better known to most as Mr Henri was the founder, visionary and pioneer of Henri-Lloyd sports clothing. He died at the age of 87 on 26th December after a long battle with illness.

              He was born in Brodnica and escaped German occupied Poland to join up with the Polish 2nd Corps for the battle of Bologna during which he showed incredible courage and for which he was highly decorated.

              After the war he too settled in Manchester, where he studied textile and fashion design eventually launching his world renowned clothing line.

              Active in the Polish community he was always cheerful, open and extremely sociable.

              Like Józef, his very great friend, he is irreplaceable and he too will be greatly missed by all.

              RIP Józef Królczyk 1913-2012
              Henri Strzelecki 1925-2012

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