- Thank you for receiving me as a new member. As Stefan told you, I was not one of those deported, but a dear friend of mine was, Henryk (Hank) Birecki. As IMessage 1 of 51 , Apr 2, 2002View SourceThank you for receiving me as a new member.
As Stefan told you, I was not one of those deported, but a dear friend of
mine was, Henryk (Hank) Birecki. As I heard his story I felt that it must be
written down. The necessary research then showed me that the Soviet
deportation of the Polish people in 1940/41 was only marginally known in the
United States, and so I wove the pertinent history into Henryk's (Hank's)
biography. One to illustrate the other.
I learned two things by writing the book: one, that history as usually
taught, i.e. dates, military and political leaders, significant wars and
great battles, is incomplete. We also have to know how these events affected
the people and their lives. Therefore individual experience stories must be
told and put into relation to these events.
The other is that empathy, in particular empathy with suffering, should
become an integral part of our interpersonal relationships.
To Andy Bender: I made brief reference in my book to experiences you
described. They are recorded in independent biographies. The determination,
inventiveness, and also physical as well as emotional suffering people went
through AFTER the amnesty are both amazing as well as heart breaking. They
should deserve special mentioning in a collection of just these experiences.
Klaus Hergt, author "Exiled to Siberia."
- Elzunia, do you know if Ucht�ag in Komi ASSR was nearby ? Thanks in advance Aneta Hoffmann Warsaw, PolandMessage 51 of 51 , Aug 1, 2013View SourceElzunia,
do you know if Ucht³ag in Komi ASSR was nearby ?
Thanks in advance
--- In Kresy-Siberia@yahoogroups.com, "Elzunia/Elizabeth Gradosielska/Maczka" <elzunia@...> wrote:
> Hi Henry
> Many of our members' relatives were at SevZelDorLag - there were several camps - my dad was at nr 13. He was a PoW so was not convicted of a specific crime (as far as I know). Life in these prison camps was much tougher than in the family camps, Specposiolki.
> "Komi, Uchto-Peczora Czyboj: nr 13, SZDL = Siewierneje Zelezno-Darozneje Lagiera. (building railway Kniaz-Pogost to Uchta) After one year, only 900 prisoners left out of 1500."
> Elzunia Gradosielska Olsson
> --- In Kresy-Siberia@yahoogroups.com, Stanislaw Zwierzynski <zwierzinski1957@> wrote:
> > Dear Henry
> > I am glad that you are starting this wonderful, with nothing comparableÂ pain.
> > That's because you, I, too, had once helped people from our group. And I began my journey that has no end.
> > Ask for help as much as I'll help you.
> > Information about SevZelDorLag - much, but not complete lists of prisoners. It was a terrible camp - prisoners built a railroad from Kotlasa to Uchta, inÂ tundra and terrible cold, lack of medicine and proper food - only 500 grams of rye bad bread in day.
> > Died about 10%, can not be calculated precisely.
> > Unfortunately, the archives of the Ministry of Internal Affairs (MVD)Â of Russia is now closed - the policy is extremely unfriendly. We look for.
> > I wish you luck. Stan.f.M.
> > ________________________________
> > From: henryhenry123321 <hrsquared@>
> > To: Kresy-Siberia@yahoogroups.com
> > Sent: Thursday, August 1, 2013 7:24 AM
> > Subject: [www.Kresy-Siberia.org] Re: new member
> > Â
> > Stan, Thank you.