Please welcome Tamara Batory to the group.
Tamara, your story is so common amongst members of our group, as our
parents often could not speak of this devastating and often horrific
experience that is sometimes called "The Polish Gehenna" or literally
members poll on this naming topic).
I know that you will learn so much just by surfing through our website
links, looking at the files in our FILES archive, the photos and
documents in our image GALLERY and reading some of our archived
Please feel free to ask the group anything... we like to be a friendly
and supportive family of interest.
By the way, when the war broke out is it likely that your father's
family was in Poland not Ukraine - these "borderlands" (the "Kresy
Wschodnie") only changed hands after the Soviets invaded Poland in 1939
under their alliance with Nazi Germany.
Begin forwarded message:
> From: tamara batory <rthotcooks@...>
> Date: 4 March 2004 09:33:45 GMT+11:00
> To: Kresy-Siberiafirstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: Personal Introduction
> Dear Stefan,
> Thanks for the letter. I still am interested in the group, sorry
> for the late reply.
> My name is Tamara Batory, I live in Victoria Canada, I'm 35 years
> old and the reason I'm interested
> in the group is that my father's family were deported from the Polish
> part of the Ukraine when the war
> broke out and he became a refugee in U.K. I feel I need to know more
> about this part of my dad's life and
> what could have happened to his family. Since he never spoke of it at
> all, it is something that I am in
> the dark over. So Family research I suppose is my main reason.
> I hope this is sufficient? Hope to hear from you at some point.
> Reagrds, tamara Batory