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|BORSUK Agnieszka (nee Lichwa)||Story of her enforced travels as a child.|
|BITNER-GLINDZICZ Family||Excerpts from 'A Song For Kresy.|
|GALGAN Helena||Family deported to Kazakhstan in 1936.|
|GIERKA Jan||A 21-year-old soldier who died during the Battle of Monte Cassino.|
|GORAL/RADOMSKI family||Introduction to the family memoirs described in their book "Midnight Train to Siberia”.|
|GRADOSIELSKA Danuta (nee Mączka)||A schoolgirl from the Kresy becomes a soldier in the Polish 2nd Corps.|
|GRADOSIELSKI Jerzy||PoW in Siberia, Sapper 5KDP, a hero of the Battle of Monte Cassino.|
|GRZYBOWSKI Family||Stories of Klemens Grzybowski, military hero, his son Ryszard and daughter-in-law Czesia. Deported to Siberia but survived. Ryszard became chair of Ognisko Rodzin Osadników Kresowych (OROK) (Association of the Families of the Borderland Settlers) in the UK. OROK published “Stalin’s Ethnic Cleansing” and “From The Eastern Borderlands of Poland, Memories of Military Settlements 1921-1940”|
|HAJKOWSKI Edward||Transcription from handwritten wartime memoir written in 1994|
|HERMANOWICZ Wiktor||Scans of original letters from Siberia and Scotland to a brother in Poland with translations.|
|HERZBAUM Edward||Deportee, soldier and artist in Polish 2nd Corps. Excerpts from his war-time journals.|
Deported as a four-year-old, describes her eight years of exile.
From a happy life on osada Ulanowszczyzna , deported to posiolek Jeglec in Archangelsk. After "amnesty" he joined the Cadet school (Junaki) in Palestine. After the war, he completed his studies and joined the British Merchant Navy.
|KUBICA Jerry||Personal memories, plus descriptions of army formation centres, Gulags and settlements from the past and the present|
|KURZWEIL Wacek||His typed story discovered after his death and that of his youngest daughter.|
|KWIATKOWSKI Family||This story covers from 1915 to the deportation in 1940 and finally exile compiled from notes and accounts written by father and son soon after settling in the UK.|
A deportee and soldier of 12 Podolski Lancers, Polish 2nd Corps.
|Richly illustrated a son tells of his family’s lives set against Poland’s historical background.|
|RYMASZEWSKA Aleksandra||The girl with a limp who survived deportation to become a stalwart of the Oldham (UK) Polish community.|
|SMOLUCH Maria||A notebook written by a 17 year old describing her experiences in March and April 1942|
|STANKIEWICZ Family||Sons recall their parents' history|
|STEPEK Family||The family describes life in Kazakhstan after 'the Amnesty'|
A Life Remembered
A story from behind the Iron Curtain
|WOJTURSKI Family||Dominik Allen writes about his great-grandfather and other family members.|
The long journey from Kresy, through Siberia, Uzbekistan, Persia, Palestine and Lebanon to a new life in Australia.
More Personal memoirs on our Canadian colleagues' site: https://www.polishexilesofww2.org/memoirs