Date added: 2018-07-3 Krystyna (Kołodyńska) Downey / New Zealand

/ Krystyna Kołodyńska-Downey “Green frontier” / PL

Early 1940. Green frontier between Russian and German occupation. Mother decided to escape to German occupied Poland with false passport because rest of family was there but she and I caught at the frontier by the Russians. We were put into prison for 3 to 4 week and then released home.

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Author of memoirs

Krystyna Kołodyńska Downey

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  • Place of Birth: Wołyńskie / Krzemieniec
  • Place of residence in 1939: Wołyńskie / Krzemieniec
  • Deportations and repressions: Kolchoz near Siemioznoj / In the village of Siemioznoj "Siemioznoj means seven lakes" /
  • Military experience: - - 
  • Other wartime circumstances: Orphanages: Pahiatua, New Zealand

    Civilian Camp in the Middle East: Esfahan
    During Krystyna's time in Esfahan, Krystyna continued her Polish school education in classes provided by Polish educators that organised schools for Polish children who lived as refugees in Esfahan from 1942 to 1945.
  • Place of residence after 1945.: New Zealand / Pahiatua

Full interview available:
Kresy – Siberia Fundation