Hi Stefan and everyone on this board-
Yes, as you mentioned, my family history is a bit different in that
my grandparents and father were not deported to Siberia, but I am
also researching family that were devastated by WWII and came from
the region of Galicia.
I do know a bit about the villages that my grandparents were from.
My paternal grandmother was from Petna (or Pankna or Pantna depending
on the language) which is near Sekowa, in Gorlice (Gorlicki) in
Galicia. She was a TARBAJ (ROTKO, PERUN). My paternal grandfather
was from Goloskovista (Holoskowice) which is apparently near
Ponikowitsa. His surname was OMELUCH (SOROKA). They were both
ethnically Ukrainian. They met in a DP camp in Germany, married in
1946, and had my dad in Germany in 1947, then emigrated to Venezuela
in 1948 before finally making it to America in 1959. I am trying to
find out information on my grandfather, we know very little about
him, we know a bit more about my grandmother. They are both
deceased. My dad doesn't remember too much of what he was told
growing up, other than that the camp that his parents were in was in
I have met another woman who is a member of this group who's
grandmother was an Omeluch, and she referred me to this group as a
resource that would be helpful to me, although thankfully my family
did not suffer the fate of being deported to Siberia (unless we can
prove a connection between my grandfather and her grandmother).
I appreciate your kind welcome and hope I can contribute something to