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Kresy Family group
Translation from the book
Z Kresów Wschodnich R.P. Wspomnienia z Osad Wojskowych 1921-1940
(From: The Eastern Borderlands of Poland, Memories of Military Settlements 1921-1940)
Pub: Ognisko Rodzin Osadników Kresowych (OROK)
(Association of the Families of the Borderland Settlers)
London, UK. 1992 and 1998 (out of print)
ISBN 1 872286 33 X
Province (Województwo) WOŁYŃ
OSADA GRANATÓW (previously called Osada Szelwów),
LISTOPADÓWKA (previously called Osada Świniuchy),
Community (Gmina) Chorów
District (Powiat) Horochów
Mr B. Łozowski, a genuine 86-year-old settler, recalls the settlements of Granatów, Listopadówka, and Krzemienice in the Chorów Community, Horochów District.
He remembers his friends from the Granatów Settlement: Wróblewski, Woźniak, Nawrot, Łącki, Gradkowski, Stanisław Mączka, who had a plot after his brother, as well as Goszcz, and Łubieniecka-Łozowska. Mr Malinowski from the Horochów area was the President of the Settlers’ Union.
There was a horseback unit of the ‘Krakus’ military organisation in Listopadówka, Krzemienice, and Granatów, where Mr B. Łozowski was an instructor. The second unit of this kind was in the Pomorzanka settlement.
Certain surnames start to come back from Listopadówka settlement, like the Hebrostrait, Nowak, Barszczewski, and Radomski families.
Mr B. Łozowski was also no stranger to the Jaworówka Settlement and the 19th Wolyn Lancer Regiment from Ostrog on the Horyń River to which B. Łozowski belonged, a true Wolyn soldier in flesh and blood, born in Szelwów, Chorów Community, Horochów District and, although fate had cast him across different countries, he still sighs “Oh! How beautiful my homeland is!”