Krystyna Szopis

Born: 6th February 1931

Lwow, Poland

Date of interview: 16th May 2006

Map showing where Krystyna Szopis came from

Were there a lot of children in similar situations?

Well yes there were thousands of us there. By the time we reached Tehran where the Poles, there were one, two, three, four huge camps around Tehran and I mean thousands of us. I can't tell you for sure how many people were deported to Russia but there were thousands, or hundreds of thousands of Poles because Russians just wanted to get rid of intelligentsia of everybody and just push their people into our places.