Milestones
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1941

Arrival and life in Buzuluk

stories: 15

On 14 August 1941, a Polish-Soviet military agreement was signed, announcing the formation, of a Polish Army that “will be a part of the armed forces of the independent Republic of Poland”, “as soon as possible on the territory of the USSR”.

On 22 August, the members of the future army and General Władysław Anders, appointed its commander (imprisoned until 11 August in the Lubyanka prison), were advised that the military volunteers should travel to the assembly point in the Chkalov Oblast (Orenburg Oblast before the October revolution and at present). Polish units were formed in three towns – Buzuluk, Totskoye and Koltubanka near Kuybyshev (present-day Samara) on the lower Volga River, where the Soviet government and diplomats were evacuated to from Moscow. Tatishchevo was located on the other bank of the Volga, on the territory, from which, upon the outbreak of the war with the III Reich, the Soviets deported a one-million population of Volga Germans, descendants of the 18th-century settlers.

Everyday about 100-150 volunteers from around the Soviet Union reached the assembly points, often accompanied by their families.

January 1942
Regina Villmo (Zielińska)
Przyjazd do Buzułuku, Tockoje, Tatiszczewa (koło Saratowa)
September 1942
Regina Villmo (Zielińska)
Przyjazd do Buzułuku, Tockoje, Tatiszczewa (koło Saratowa)
November 1941
k70
Igraszki na lodzie przy -50
December 1941
Tomasz Kurzatkowski
Przemundurowani
February 1942
jandwudziesty3
Scena grupowa
December 1941
jandwudziesty3
Defilada przed Generałem Sikorskim
November 1941
Kartka pocztowa z Buzułuku
January 1942
Marek Schwetz
Pamiątka pierwszej komunii, Kazachstan 1942
January 1943
Historia Jana Erdmana, ambasada Polski w Kujbyszewie
September 1941
Aldona Kostanecka-Matraszek
Mieczysław Jerzy Marczak: Tatiszczew - obóz wojskowy wrzesień 1941 r.
September 1941
Waldemar Stopczyński
Senator Władysław Kamiński - w drodze z Buzułuku do Tatiszczewa
September 1941
Waldemar Stopczyński
Stajnie w Tatiszczewie
September 1941
Waldemar Stopczyński
Senator Władysław Kamiński - zapiski w drodze do Tatiszczewa
May 1942
Jan Zwierzchowski
Jan Zwierzchowski
November 1941
Bożena Hersztowska
Halina Wyrzykowska - przejazd i życie w Buzułuku