Welcome Witold Szymanski from Wales
Please welcome Witold Szymanski to the group. Our first member from Wales?
Witek, I have included some of your background as an introduction to the other members.
Did you get any other e-mail contacts we could connect with at the "Afrykan" reunion in Wroclaw?
And we do look forward to reading some of your memoirs if you can share them with us!
From: "Witold Szymanski" <WSS@...>
I got pleasantly surprised by your email.
Indeed, I am, like yourself, a solid rock of Polish stock - flesh, blood and
soul. Osadnika syn. Both, my "Lwowianka" wife and I (Wolyniak) went to the
"Afrykan" get together in Wroclaw, September gone. From there, we went to
the Shrine of Our Lady in Czestochowa to thank Her for all the graces
bestowed upon us during the troubled years; 10.02/1940, Swierdlowska Oblast,
1942, Tehran, Karachi, Mombassa, Nairobi, Masindi 1942-1948.
Yes, please count me in. I'd be delighted to join you in the Kresy-Siberia
Group. I could contribute to the Group with my memoirs. Our daughter,
Teresa, one of our three children, convinced me to write our life story.
That's why I wrote a book called "Human Traces", which needs editing and
revising, but I did publish some extracts in different papers and magazines.
I, also, write poetry, when I get inspiration and time. I'll gladly exchange
some of my stories with those from you and others.
Count me in.
Best wishes and regards, Witold Szymanski
Witek to those from the Kresy.