In Memory of Stanislav Plucinski and Janina Plucinska.
In memory of our Polish family who were living in Poland when the Russian
Communists invaded our homelands in September 1939. My father, Stanislaw Plucinski,
was arrested and imprisoned without trial for 16 months before being sentenced to 8
years hard labour in Siberia. He was released under the amnesty of August 1941 to join
the Polish II Corp and serve through the war but died in 1948 as a result of his terrible
treatment by the communists while in prison. We do not know what happened to his
parents and the rest of his family.
My mother, born Janina Sielicka, was deported to Siberia in February, 1940, along with
her father, Antoni, mother, Maria, brother, Bronislaw and sister, Sabina. Only my mother
escaped from Russia after the amnesty. She met and married my father in Palestine in
1944 while they were both serving in the Polish Army. Another sister, Wanda, died in
Poland during the war. Three additional sisters, Wiktoria, Stefania and Helena survived
the war but were forced to live under the imposed Communist regime in Poland. Only
one of the sisters lived long enough to enjoy the collapse of the Communist regime in
1989. None of the family was able to return to where they were born after the war
because it was taken by the Communists as part of Belarus. My father and mother are
buried in England where they lived in exile until their deaths.