- Hello Barbara, my father was Jozef Jarkiewicz, Polish Cavalry stationed in Plock, Poland, captured 17.9.1939, now deceased and the article of ”Wielki Glod naMessage 1 of 5 , May 2, 2013View Source
Hello Barbara, my father was Jozef Jarkiewicz, Polish Cavalry stationed in Plock, Poland, captured 17.9.1939, now deceased and the article of ”Wielki Glod na Ukraina through the eyes of my Grandfather” Wielki Głód na Ukrainie, oczyma mojego dziadka « Wolne Media – (translated link) - http://www.google.com.au/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&cad=rja&sqi=2&ved=0CDYQ7gEwAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Ftranslate.google.com.au%2Ftranslate%3Fhl%3Den%26sl%3Dpl%26u%3Dhttp%3A%2F%2Fwolnemedia.net%2Fhistoria%2Fwielki-glod-na-ukrainie-oczyma-mojego-dziadka%2F%26prev%3D%2Fsearch%253Fq%253Dwielki%252BGlod%252Bna%252BUkrainie%252Bgrzegorz%252Bchmielewski%2526client%253Dfirefox-a%2526hs%253DsEj%2526hl%253Den%2526rls%253Dorg.mozilla%3Aen-US%3Aofficial%2526biw%253D1680%2526bih%253D911&ei=ve-CUcOLNouikwXF-oHgAw&usg=AFQjCNEr0YUha6KM6VZXCirGSpAPhWBMkg&bvm=bv.45960087,d.aGc or Holodomor (this article brought the family together) was written in 2007 by my cousin, who was journalist at the time, Grzegorz Chmielewski the grandson of my mother’s brother Kamilo Chmielewski, who survived Berlinga Armii, was shot and recovered three (3) years in Polish Sanatorium, undergoing many operations and afterwards, married and settled on Polish soil, while his sisters, my Aunts were trapped behind the Iron Curtain in Zhitomierz and my mother Helena, their sister had immigrated to Australia via Germany as Slave Worker, losing all contact after 1942.
Through my research and this article, which was brought to my attention by Andrzej Mielcarek, Director of Strony O Wolyniu and early member of KS (unknown to me back then), I regained contact and found the family alive, in 2008 and through Kresy-Siberia group I was able to put the pieces together of the history from that area. All this was unknown to me prior to 2008.
On Strony O Wolyniu, I placed my family mark on the planet, prior to 1939, showing they existed and through KS I found who I am and where I belong and proud of my people, because of the acceptance, assistance and understanding of this amazing, wonderful, caring group of people from KS, I now, for the first time in my life, feel complete.
To all members, new and old, never stop looking because the information you require may be disclosed next year or after, or it could be under the strangest of headings and the strangest of web sites. If it is not there, it will come, so never stop looking and never give up hope. For there is always hope and we will be learning and looking until we die, so never, never, give up.
Australia, Polska, Malopolska, Polska Republika II Rad. Kolonia Niwka/Niwna/Nyvna
Hi Lenarda, I checked out your link to Niwna and read with interest the article written by Grzegorz Chmielewski (is that your father?). Thank you for sharing it with me. I'm new to the KS group, but I agree with you everyone seems very sincere and helpful. I'm writing about my family's experiences during WW2 based on my parents' narratives as a tribute to them so will be approaching the group for information to fill some gaps.
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From: Lenarda Szymczak <szymczak01@...>
Sent: Tuesday, 30 April 2013, 23:32
Subject: RE: [www.Kresy-Siberia.org] Introducing new member Barbara Ryszkowska from London England
Barbara, the link comes up fine and I can see the road to Stara Hut and you are on the other side of the Slucz River, the same as me.Â My family of Chmielewski comes from the Colony of Niwna 60k from Slucz River and 30k from Zhitomierz, on the other side of the Riga Treaty Line of 1921 or as written on Strony O Wolyniu, â€œza Kordonemâ€�. http://www.wolyn.ovh.org/opisy/niwna-kordon.html . Many of KS members have placed their families mark on this site. Â This is a permanent record and enables people to find each other, who lived there before 1939, Â but in my research, nothing can go past the sincere assistance, caring and knowledge given by Kresy-Siberia Group for filling in the gaps between the pieces of puzzle with continuous, ongoing research, always finding new information, survivor testimony of loved ones lost and in the existing group we have actual survivors of those horrific times, giving their own personal recollections and assisting new comers like you and me. I found a place where I am accepted and belong, knowing where I came from and who I am, proud of my people.
Lenarda, Australia Â Â
Thanks for all the interesting info. My link to a Map of Niemilja is now unavailable for some reason http://wolyn.ovh.org/opisy/niemilja-03.html. Hope it's only temporary as my family is listed there.
Map of Huta Stara powiat Kostopol is found in map beside powiat Kostopol in Gmina Ludwipol http://www.mapywig.org/m/WIG100_300DPI/P45_S44_LUDWIPOL_300dpi.jpgÃ‚ this is next to the Riga Treaty Line of 1921.Ã‚ My family comes from the other side in the Zhitomirski Oblast.
Some links to information about Huta Stara powiat Kostopol from site Strony O Wolyniu, which is used for recording of information up to 1939 and stops.
Huta Stara - peoples names in village - http://www.google.pl/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=wo%C5%82y%C5%84+site%3Awolyn.ovh.org+huta+stara+powiat+kostopol+&source=web&cd=1&cad=rja&ved=0CC4QFjAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwolyn.ovh.org%2Fopisy%2Fhuta_stara-03.html&ei=pCOAUde1LK-QiAegg4GYBw&usg=AFQjCNHuIT0qiIAp_oZcmrGFeefScazfQw&bvm=bv.45645796,d.aGc
Photos from site - http://wolyn.freehost.pl/fotoold/hura_stara_03/index.html
Lenarda, Sydney, Australia
Hi Mark T,
Thank you for the info regarding the 3 Misiewicz on the Katyn lists. I was not aware of this, as my grandfather, Felicjan (Feliks) Misiewicz, born in 1898, was killed by the Ukrainian nationalists in 1943 and I know very little about his family background. As far as I know his brother Michal was also murdered with all his family, apart from one son Tadeusz (now deceased) who survived and whom I met as he was living in London. My family lived in a village called Niemilja, gmina Ludwipol, powiat Kostopol, wojewodztwo wolynskie, parafia Huta Stara. I would be interested to know if anyone else knows of anybody who came from this village, which no longer exists as it was burnt to the ground.
I see 3 Misiewicz on the Katyn lists.
Feliks Misiewicz, born 1888, son of Konstantego - Charkow
Jan Misiewicz, born 1908, son of Piotra - Katyn
Mieczyslaw Misiewicz, born 1912, son of Leona - Charkow
Please welcome new member Barbara who is also known as Barbara Alison songwriter (http://www.songs-barbaraalison.com/
Barbara's father's name was Wladyslaw Ryszkowski. He was living in Marcinkance, Nr Grodno, when WW2 broke out. He was deported to Siberia in February 1940 with his father Mieczyslaw, his mother Waclawa and his two brothers Edmund and Czeslaw. Mieczyslaw died of typhoid (tyfus plamisty), but Waclawa with her three sons enlisted with the Polish Army and managed to get out of Siberia. Wladyslaw and Czeslaw took part in the Normandy Campaign with the Polish 1st Armoured Division, and Edmund took part in the Battle of Monte Cassino with the 2nd Corps.
Barbara's mother Walentyna (nee Misiewicz) came from a village called Niemilja in Wolyn. Her father Felicjan and two sisters (Maria & Zofia) were murdered by the Ukrainian nationalists. Walentyna survived with her mother Florentyna and two younger sisters (Alina & Danuta). They were deported by the Germans to Austria, then transferred for a short time to Germany, and finally ended up in Italy where Walentyna joined the Polish Army and worked in a military hospital.
Barbara is now writing about her parents' experiences (based on their narratives) as a legacy to younger members of the family, and she hopes that by joining the Kresy-Siberia group she will be able to get some additional information to help me with her writing.
Thank you Barbara for your kind donation and I wish you lots of success in your writing.