ProvenanceDonated by Krystyna Luzny. This letter was written to Krystyna by her mother while Krystyna was imprisoned due to her role in the Polish resistance movement in during the Second World War.
After the war Krystyna and her fiancé Tomasz lived in Germany as refugees. They migrated to Australia in 1950 where both were active in the Adelaide Polish community. Krystyna donated a number of documents from their time during the war and as refugees to the Migration Museum.SignificanceAn example of correspondence between family and prisoners of war during the Second World War.
Krystyna Luzny was a nurse with the Polish Red Cross in Warsaw but also worked for the Polish Underground Army. Krystyna collected, hid and delivered ammunition and weapons used for secret operations. During the 1944 Warsaw uprising she was taken prisoner by the German forces and sent to various stalag camps.DescriptionWhite airmail letter written by Leydo Jadriga, the mother of Krystyna Luzny, formerly ppor Leydo Krystyna when Mrs Luzny was in a Prisoner of War Camp as an officer. The letter is written in Polish, stamped in red ‘stalag 1 x 12 GEPRON’. It was sent to ‘Oflag 1 x C’ in Germany.Creator (person)Creator (organisation)AcknowledgementKeywordsPolishDate of Creation1944, 22 FebruaryDate of Usage1944MaterialPaper DimensionType: Total
Unit (Lengths): mm Accession NumberHT 1985.0385