Krystyna Kołodyńska-Downey -
This is a memoir of Krystyna's time in Kazakhstan and her eventual coming to New Zealand as one of the Polish children who stayed at Pahiatua.
o. Łucjan Królikowski - Acceptance to priesthood studies
Halina (Januszewicz) Kozłowska - Identifying the dead
Describing how the deceased were identified, guessing at the age of the person.
Halina (Januszewicz) Kozłowska - Telling a mother her son died
Describing having to tell a mother that her son had died during the night.
Henryk Franciszek Kustra - Middle East
Being told all that they will be learning, now that they will be educated.
Ryszard Dembiński - Situation in Persia
Teofila (siostra Maria Dionette) Werner - Recollections of the camp in Iran, 1942
Joanna (Michalak) Synowiec - The fate of a Polish child in Iran, 1942
Józefa (Korab) Olenska - Poem about Palentine
Jozefa recites a poem from their time in Palestine
Józefa (Korab) Olenska - Sandstorm in Egypt
Jozefa describes a sandstorm in Egypt that lasted 7 days.
Maria (Żak) Szklarz - Evacuation with Anders Army
Zbigniew Gondek - Classes in Middle East
Organization of classes in Middle East
Zbigniew Ostrowski - Evacuation to Persia – mother’s dilemma
Sławomir Jerzy Sadowski - Fates of the deported family
Sławomir Jerzy Sadowski - Outdshoorn and further fates in Africa
Maria (Kapera) Cendrowska - Mother died in Teheran
Describing how her uncle found her mother in Teheran – she was very ill – and he told her that her eldest son had joined the Polish Army, and the …
Wieslaw Adamowicz - Life as a Cadet
Describing the harsh conditions in the Middle East and the rigorous daily routine that he experienced during his 6 years as a cadet.
Ludwik Hajduk - Life in the Junaks
Describing the bi-weekly medical tests, as well as the frequent haircuts. They would save the hair clippings and stuff leather balls with them.
Roger Scazighino - Getting from India to Teheran
Describing the problems their mother had in getting them from India to Teheran.
Dioniza (Gradzik) Choros - Mother dies and sisters are separated
Dioniza describes when her mother died in the Teheran hospital, and then how she felt when she and her sisters all ended up in different locations.
Ewa (Borkowska) Mikusiński - Life in Teheran
Ewa describes how she and her parents lived in Teheran, including the apartment that her father rented for them.
Halina (Myszak) Babinska - Mother dies in Pahlevi
Halina’s mother became more and more ill as they were evacuated to Persia, and she died on the beach in Pahlevi just hours after they arrived there. When she died, …
Maria Nowotarska Kołodzińska - English version of Polish song
Maria explains the song in English.
Maria Nowotarska Kołodzińska - Hospital in Persia
Maria describes her stay in the hospital in Persia and talks about the lady who saved her from despair.
Jan Kołodziński - Journey to Iran on trucks
Jan describes the journey over the mountains, in the back of lorries, and how he would have frozen to death if a kind lady had not lent him a blanket.