- Krystyna, I have read Poles Beyond the Borders of the II RP in KSVM and it brought forward tears. It is a good description and especially gives recognition ofMessage 1 of 1 , Mar 3 5:26 PMView Source
Krystyna, I have read Poles Beyond the Borders of the II RP in KSVM and it brought forward tears. It is a good description and especially gives recognition of the unfair fate of the Polish people in Kazakhstan, THE FORGOTTEN POLES, which was the fate of my Great-Aunts z domu Swiecicki, but not much is written about the persecution of families left to work on the Kolkhoz collective farms, Marchlewszczyzna Autonomous District, Polska Republika II Rad, where the adult males, of threat to the Soviets, were removed and murdered, such as my Grandfather Mikolaj Chmielewski 1937and the women were left to care for the children who were attempted to be brainwashed the Soviet way, with language, religion, culture, free speech or political ideas, even crying on street forbidden or punished and the schools teaching the Soviet Version of History, but in secret in the privacy of their homes were very much Polish and prayed in secret, hiding many people escaping from Soviets, feeding the starving and burying the people who died in their house from hunger, all punishable by death, until, such as my mother, taken by Germans in 1942 and escaping to Australia and my Uncle Kamilo conscripted into Berlinga Army, wounded on Polish soil and never went back, but my mother younger sister Zofia/Zosia born 1925 who was taken to Germany with her in 1942, went back to Soviet controlled Ukraine after WWII ended and is no longer living.
You can add my family Chmielewski photos to the people of this area. My Grandfather Mikolaj Chmielewski, born in Luck/Lutz was Szlachta, obtained 7 years Gymnasium, during WWI served in Czar Calvary, was captured and escaped from Germans through Finland, Denmark, walked to Poland, Plock and married my Grandmother Kamila, was granted land in Zhitomirski Oblast at Janinowka, travelled across the new territory, with horse and wagon with all his wife family, including widower Great-Grandfather Robert Swiecicki and his two daughters Adela and Jadwiga, settled on his farmland called Janinowka 60k from Slucz River and 30K from Zhitomierz in 1919 with 1st born daughter Cezaryna/Czesia, born on the way, built Zeimianka and 1st son Kamilo born 1921, then the borders changed, Riga Treaty of 1921, with my mother Helena born in Dom/house made from forest logs in 1924, next to the Niwna River. The rest I have written as much as I know in KS Posts.
I congratulate you and all involved in the tedious, difficult process, hard work of putting correct information on KVSM, it is truly something good to be able to read article in English language and have other people and family of Polish blood, who never learned language, through circumstances beyond their control, to find their history. Thank you.