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Kresy Family group
The programme featured:
Dr. Marcin Zwolski
Head of the Scientific Department of the Sybir Memorial Museum in Białystok, Poland. He has been working at the museum since its founding in 2017 and supervised the major display elements, including its entire descriptive display and recorded texts - multimedia, audio guides etc. He is editor-in-chief of the museum magazine "Sybir'' and responsible for over 40 publications. His research as a historian covers the subject of communist crimes - both Soviet and post-war Polish.
* Copies of “Ojczyzna na...” - Pieśni i Ballady Wojenne are available by sending a message to Wojciech Bardowski on his Facebook page
Wojciech Bardowski baritone, performed a selection of songs
from his latest CD “Ojczyzna ma..” - Pieśni i Ballady Wojenne.*
Questions that arose during the event and the answers may be viewed by clicking here.
Kresy Family Polish WWII History Group
acknowledges and thanks
the Embassy of the Republic of Poland in London, the Polonia Aid Foundation Trust,
Forever Manchester and Kresy Family members
for their financial support of our projects
A former member of the Central Artistic Ensemble of the Polish Army he perfected his vocal skills in Paris between1986 and 1990 and has been recognised by many awards for a variety of achievements.
He is founder and artistic director of the National Legionnaires Song Festival and is a long-standing member of Kresy Family.
The commemoration was held on Zoom to enable participation by friends and supporters from across the world. Over 200 registered on Eventbrite from 15 countries across the world.
is a great granddaughter of two deportees to Siberia read extracts from a historical biography that she wrote for her Extended Project Qualification as part of her A-level studies. The project undertook research of her great grandparents’ experiences during and after their deportation. Lucyna is currently studying at Newcastle University for a degree in Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies.
has established herself as a successful playwright and her work is gaining significant recognition regionally, nationally, and internationally. She is playwright in residence at Essex University and is currently developing work with the Mercury Theatre, Graeae, the New Wolsey, the Marlowe Theatre and Colchester Arts Centre. Her play "Silence" explores the inter-generational effects that the Soviet war has had on Polish families. It has performed to critical acclaim and undertook a UK tour in 2018.
She recited the poem ‘Mamusia and the Red Scarf’ written by
a poet and artist who has written a number of poems on the theme of her father’s past as a Polish man, ex-gulag prisoner in Siberia, and a Polish soldier. She lives in Canada, is a Kresy Family member and many of her poems are available on the website.