Aviva Landau was due to visit Poland from Israel this month for the first time since leaving just after the end of the war and was keen to contact the family of her rescuer she remembers as Anna. But all she had was an old address scribbled on the back of an envelope…
Opening to coincide with the anniversary of Stalin’s invasion of Poland on 17 September, 1939, the Sybir Memorial Museum is the largest and most important institution dealing with deportations to Russia and later the Soviet Union.
Krystsina Tsimanouskaya, a member of the Belarusian Olympic team who turned for help to the Polish embassy in Tokyo to avoid forced deportation to Belarus, is feeling well and has expressed thanks for Poland's assistance in her situation, Polish ambassador to Japan Pawel Milewski tweeted on Tuesday.
VIDEO: Entitled ‘Forgotten Force: Art and Memory’ the collages, sketches and paintings are a poignant artistic interpretation of an oral history project completed earlier this year by the Piłsudski Institute in which six Polish women recalled their wartime memories and their later lives as refugees.
Entitled ‘Fajna Ferajna w Indiach’ (Brave Bunch in India) and based on a true story, the film which premieres at Kraków Film Festival today follows the fate of 1,000 children deported to Siberia in 1940 and their eventual rescue after a surprising intervention from India.
On the night of November 27, 1942, Germans set about clearing all Poles from the Zamość region to make way for German and Ukrainian colonists. What made this even more tragic was the suffering of around 30,000 Polish children, an estimated 10,000 of whom died.
To mark the 80th anniversary of Soviet deportations of Poles from occupied territories, newly released testimonies make harrowing reading.