The Uchman Family Just Prior to their Return to Poland circa 1923. From Left: Stefan, Wanda, Feliks, Jozef, Aniela, Helena.
Karolina stands between her parents with Baby Tadzio in the front.
Vetlani Labor Camp, Ural Mountains, Soviet Union, 1940-41
Children’s Nursery Including Some Family Members
Encircled in White: Wera Zelazko above and daughter Maryla below.
Encircled in Black: Wera Zelazko’s younger daughter Irena.
School at Vetlani Labor Camp, 1940-1941
Maryla Zelazko is highlighted at far left.
Pahlavi, Iran 1942
Karolina, far right, has a chance meeting on the shores of the Caspian Sea with the
Smialowski sisters, Julka, left, and Wiktoria whose hair is just growing in after a bout
Peanut Planters in Masindi, Uganda, circa 1943
Papaya trees make up the backdrop.
Karolina is standing second from the left.
Masindi, Uganda, circa 1944
A Polish teacher is standing at far right with several pupils. Aniela is holding the teacher’s baby,
Jadzia, whom she baby-sat. The teacher’s son, Leszek, is in front holding the cat.
Karolina is standing at the far left.
Three Friends at the Masindi Camp
Karolina, left, an older friend, and Jania who died in Masindi
Wladek Kulka, Julek Wiecek, Antoni Zelazko
After amnesty was declared, the Polish men who found their way to the Polish Army served until the war ended, while their families were still refugees. Most later settled in Great Britain where their loved ones eventually joined them. These three friends from Dybawka were reunited in England after their tour of duty in 1945.
Crocodile on Lake Victoria, Koia, Uganda: circa 1948
Mr. Tuczynski in hat, his daughter Hania, center, and next to her, Karolina