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My parents and grandparents were deported from the eastern part of Poland to the gulag in Arkangielk in February of 1940. My oldest sister was born in the camp and later died of starvation. My family was released by the Soviets after the Germans attacked the Russia. They went in search of the Polish Army forming somewhere in Russia. My Grandfather died in Kazakstan. Eventually the Polish Army staging area was located in Buzuluk. Several months afterward the Polish Army and it's large contingent of women and children moved across the Caspian Sea to Pahlevi, Persia (now Iran) to FREEDOM.

Richard J. Widerynski

Richard J. WiderynskiJune 20, 2006Link to this Entry