I have found all of the names of the evacuated family members except
for the 2 men who had joined the army. This lends evidence to the
assumption that the list is of civilians only.
--- In Kresy-Siberia@yahoogroups.com
, Stefan Wisniowski
> Hi group
> We have a little Second Anniversary present.
> This evening Tadeusz Dobrostanski flew to Sydney from Melbourne to
> the missing lists from the Polska Walczanca series of Names of
> the USSR.
> These were obtained through the efforts of Mrs Wieslawa Kleszko,
> of the "Kolo Indian" (Society of Polish Exiles in India), who
> staff at the Polish Library in POSK in London to obtain them.
> The series is complete, and the lists have been scanned and posted
> Gallery at http://www.aforgottenodyssey.com/gallery
> When you see the names of the lists, the code (e.g. 01.2-A0441-
> refers to the List number and page number, then the initial letter
> FIRST surname on the page and its serial number, then the initial
> the LAST surname on the page and its serial number. Remember that
> letter, the names are not always in strict alphabetical order.
> When you view each page, please click on it a second time to
> We will require some assistance from somebody to go to the POSK
> Library in London and look up some of the names that were cut off
> photocopies. Can any volunteers please write to me off-list at
> Below is the description of the list for those who missed it the
> Stefan Wisniowski
> Polish evacuees from the USSR to Iran in 1942
> "Polska Walczaca" - Osoby wyewakuowane z Z.S.S.R. ("Poland
> Persons evacuated from the USSR). Names and details of Polish
> evacuated from Russia to Persia with Anders Army in 1942. These
> names of persons evacuated from the USSR to Iran in 1942 were
> published as a series of four-page inserts No.1 to 17 in the
> newspaper "Polska Walczaca" in London, England, between 10 April
> 14) and 7 August 1943 (Issue 31).
> These lists have been made available to the Kresy-Siberia Group by
> Tadeusz Dobrostanski of Melbourne, Australia - and their
completion was made
> possible by the efforts of Mrs Kleczko in London.
> Details are provided of each person¹s surname, name, birthdate,
> and current location. As these locations are primarily in Teheran,
> in Africa, we surmise that they represent only the names of the
> refugees (evacuees enlisted in the Polish Forces in the East
> Corpus) would have been on duty training in Syria and Palestine by
> The first 16 lists contain the names of approximately 1,900
> for a total of about 30,000 people. They are organised in
> by last name, though within each letter series the names are
> of order, so an entire alphabetical section should be read to find
> specific name.
> List 17 is of a different nature, as it includes:
> - About 90 additional persons to complete the first 16 lists;
> - 711 children transported to India between 12 Mar 1942 and 22 Jul
> - 640 children and 18 caretakers evacuated to Iran through
> 23 Aug and 12 Sep 1942
> - Hundreds of families of men and women in the Polish Forces who
> behind in the Akmolinsk Province of the USSR, including names of
> members and the location (if known) of the person in the Polish
> We apologise that some of the names on our reproductions may not
> legible. The originals, for reference, are located in the 1943
> the newspaper "Polska Walczaca" in the Polish Library, POSK Polish
> Centre in London and we are working on adding information on any
> cut-off names. In the meantime, the Polish Library may be
> 238-246 King Street, London England W6 ORF
> Telephone +44 (0)20-8741-7724
> E-mail bibliotekapolska@p...