Date added: 2014-11-17 Maria (Tarasiewicz) van der Linden / New Zealand

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Maria describes the daily routines at the camp.

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Author of memoirs

Maria Tarasiewicz van der Linden

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  • Place of Birth: Wileńskie
  • Place of residence in 1939: Białostockie / Grodno City
  • Deportations and repressions: Kaztsic in Northern Kazakhstan, Akmolinksa Oblast /
  • Military experience: - - 
  • Other wartime circumstances: Orphanages: Pahiatua, New Zealand; USSR - Uzbekistan near Kermine - Polish Children's Orphanage, USSR

    Civilian Camp in India: Jamnagar-Balachadi
    I was evacuated from Uzebekistan with the Polish orphans to Meshed in Iran and then the Polish camp at Balachadi-Jamnagar and Valivade-Kolhapur, India. I attended Kimmins High School in Panchgani in India before leaving for New Zealand on 29th August 1947. Arrived at Pahiatua Polish Children's Camp in New Zealand on 7th October 1947 and was there until 1948.
  • Place of residence after 1945.: New Zealand

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