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    Our Heritage Program The Forgotten Exiles Polish Museum and Archives in Australia In partnership with Kresy Siberia Foundation Invite you to participate in a
    Message 1 of 1 , Jan 2, 2013
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      “Our Heritage Program”

      The Forgotten Exiles

      Polish Museum and Archives in Australia

      In partnership with

      Kresy Siberia Foundation

      Invite you to participate in a

      Workshop on historical and family research

      On Saturday 2 February 2013 from 10 am to 4 pm

      At Dom Polski “Millenium”, 296 Nicholson Street, Footscray

      Cost - $ 15 (light lunch included)

      Registrations necessary – lucynaartymiuk@... or (03) 9706-7720

      TOPICS COVERED:

      SOVIET DEPORTATIONS TO WORK OR DIE (1940 – 1941)

      -Deportation – History of Russian instrument of repression against  Polish Citizen, the annihilation of the enemies of the system, cattle cars, frost, hunger and the course of the four major waves of deportation

      -Survivor testimonies

       

      Surviving wartime USSR (1941-1945)

      – the struggle for survival, maintenance of national identity and return to the homeland

      Places of exile of the Polish population in the Soviet Union , living conditions, work

      -Soviet gulags and POW-camps in the USSR

      -Relationships with the local population

      -Polish graves in the East

       

      AMNESTY” FOR THE INNOCENT (1941)

      - “Amnesty” for Polish citizens – the different fate of deported Poles

       

      GATHERING THE ARMY AND EVACUATING TO PERSIA (1941 – 1942)

      -The release of the deportees and the beginning of the creation of the Polish Army in the East

      -Assembly points, food shortages and health problems of former deportees and evacuation to Iran

       

      CIVILIANS EXILED IN THE MIDDLE EAST, INDIA AND AFRICA (1942-50)

      -Survivor’s path to Refugee camps

      -Life in exile

      -The fate of survivors

       

      WHAT ELSE DO I NEED TO KNOW?

      FAMILY TESTIMONIES – WHAT QUESTIONS TO ASK?

      AM I ON THE RIGHT RESEARCH PATH?

       

      WHERE CAN I GET FURTHER INFORMATION? WHO CAN HELP ME?

       

       

      Lucyna Artymiuk

      Melbourne Australia

       

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