Please welcome Krystyna Szypowska to the group.
Krystyna, I was born in Montreal too, but beat a retreat from winters to
I hope you find the group as valuable as nearly 400 others so far... and
growing every week! Please tell us more about your mother's home in Poland.
From: Krystyna <krystyna@...
Date: Sun, 07 Dec 2003 12:56:23 -0500
I certainly do not mind sharing the reason for my interest in your group :
My mother's family (surname: Siomkajlo) were taken from their home during
the night of Feb.10th, 1940 and they ended up in Kazakhstan where her
mother, father and sister died. A brother and sister-in-law and their
daughter later died in Teheran, Persia. The surviving 4 sisters (who had
slaved in the gold mines in Kazakhstan) found their way to a camp in east
Africa, and eventually ended up in England.
I live in Montreal (Canada) - I was born here, a few short months after my
parents arrived here from England.
I am trying to learn as much as I can about the part of Poland (now Ukraine)
where my mother's family came from, and about their forced exile in the
USSR, and would appreciate becoming a member of your group.