Stanisław Migut - Father in the hospital

Stanisław Migut - Life in Nowosibirsk pt 2. Jews

Stanisław Migut - Life in Nowosibirsk

Stanisław Migut - Sibir Pt 2

Stanisław Migut - Sibir

Krystyna (Kuchcicka) Tomaszewicz - Father Wounded

Krystyna describes the scene as all the volunteers marched off to join the Army, and how her father was wounded and nearly buried alive before he regained consciousness.

Krystyna (Kuchcicka) Tomaszewicz - School and the Ukranians

Krystyna describes the way Ukrainian was taught to boys but not to girls in grade school, and describes how the Poles and Ukrainians lived very well together.

Krystyna (Kuchcicka) Tomaszewicz - Bombing of Lwow

Krystyna describes what she saw as they approached Lwow at the onset of the war.

Krystyna (Kuchcicka) Tomaszewicz - Russians enter and boy shot

Krystyna describes what the Russian troops looked like when the entered Lwow, and how they killed a young boy who was laughing at their ragged uniforms.

Krystyna (Kuchcicka) Tomaszewicz - Drownings on Barges

Krystyna describes the 3 day trip on a barge and how many people drowned, since it was very crowded and there were no barriers to prevent them falling into the

Krystyna (Kuchcicka) Tomaszewicz - Mother worked on ice rails

Krystyna describes the work her mother did during the winter – maintaining the ice rails that were used to slide the wood out of the forest.

Maria (Sztela) Juralewicz - Attending Russian School

Maria describes the Russian school that she attended in Siberia and some of the subjects that she liked best.

Maria (Sztela) Juralewicz - Father dies on the train

Irena describes how their father suddenly died on the train, on the trip south, hours after her mother was left behind at one of the stations.

Maria (Sztela) Juralewicz - Learning that mother died in Buchara

Irena describes how a former neighbour from the Kresy was a witness to her mother having died in Buchara, Uzbekistan.

Józek Jagiełło - Chasing scorpions

Jozef describes daily life in Teheran and how he and his friends chased scorpions for fun

Józek Jagiełło - Ship to Bombay

Jozef describes the crossing to Bombay and how incredibly hot it was on the ship

Józek Jagiełło - Endless Food

Jozef describes the crossing to New Zealand and how food was available to them around the clock. They were thrilled to take advantage of every morsel they could get.

Józek Jagiełło - Disembarking in Wellington

Jozef describes the scene when they arrived in Wellington and got off the ship. They were amazed at the number of people who came to greet them.

Józek Jagiełło - Arriving at Pahiatua

Jozef describes their arrival at the camp in Pahiatua and how upset the adults were because it was surrounded by a barbwire fence. The camp had been a POW camp

Józek Jagiełło - Boys make wine at Pahiatua

Jozef describes how he and his friends took to making wine from the berries that grew in abundance around the camp. The enterprise was not very successful.

Józek Jagiełło - Banished from being an altar boy

Jozef describes being caught drinking the wine and being banned from being an altar boy as a result.

Józek Jagiełło - Going to Kiwi school

Jozef describes how difficult it was for him to leave the camp school and go to a native school in the area.

Józek Jagiełło - Leaving Havera to farm

Jozef describes how incredibly lonely he was when he ended up alone on the farm, away from all his mates. Having a bike helped a bit because it allowed him

Józek Jagiełło - Learning about his father possessions

Jozef contacts the Ministry of Defence in the UK and learns that they have his father’s possessions and that they will send them to him via Diplomatic post. Jozef is