Stefan, thank you for your warm welcome.
The parallels are amazing....And I'm sure we are not alone
Incidentally I found my grandmother's, my father's and his two
younger brothers' names on the list of evacuees from the USSR to
Tehran (from the group's website). The omission of my aunt's name
(who died in Afghanistan) leads me to beleive that the list contains
only civilians who survived the journey. Do you know or can you
point me to someone who might know the source of the list and where I
could possibly find a list of men who joined Gen Anders in Tehran?
Thanks again. I look forward to getting to know you and others in
--- In Kresy-Siberia@yahoogroups.com
, Stefan Wisniowski
> Please welcome George Slawek to the group.
> George, we could be twins - my father also joined the Junaks, his
> also died during the journey south, and I was also born in 1960 in
> America and also now live in a wonderful city on the Pacific Ocean.
> Stefan Wisniowski
> Sydney Australia
> From: George Slawek <gslawek@p...>
> Date: Tue, 25 Nov 2003 11:49:52 -0800 (PST)
> To: Stefan Wisniowski <swisniowski@p...>
> Subject: Re: Kresy-Siberia
> Hi Stefan,
> Thank you for your response to my request.
> My father Mr. Marian Slawek and his family, were deported by the
> late 1939 from their home in Cholowczyce, Poland (now in Belarus).
> They spent three years in labor camps in Siberia. In 1942 my
> mother, two brothers and sister were part of the flow of refugees
> Siberia to the Middle East and Africa.
> My father (age 14 in 1942) joined the Polish "Junaki" in
> sister died during the journey and was buried on a hilltop
> Afghanistan. His mother and two younger brothers went to refugee
> South Africa.
> In 1945 my father was put on a troop ship bound for England, where
> settled, married, and where I was born (in 1960).
> I am very interested in researching my family's experiences and
> during WW II.
> There are many gaps in my knowledge and I hope to fill some of
these. I was
> excited to see the Kresy-Siberia community on the web.
> Look forward to hearing from you soon.
> George J. Slawek
> San Francisco, CA, USA