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Physical description 1 online resource (10 audio files, 11 PDFs)
Series Janina Pas collection
Biography/history Janina Pas (nee Kulawik) was born in Olkusz, Poland in 1926. In 1941 she was taken to Germany as a slave labourer where she met her husband, Peter Pas. He had also been taken from Poland to Germany as a slave labourer. They came to Australia as displaced persons in 1950 with their two young daughters Christine and Susan. After a brief stay at Graylands Migrant Hostel, they were sent to Wagin, where Peter Pas worked for the Western Australian Government Railways (WAGR) for three years. From 1956-64, they lived in Wittenoom. Peter died in 1967 of asbestosis. Mrs Pas died in Perth in 2017.
Access advisory Available online for reference only.
Cite As State Library of Western Australia, Janina Pas papers.
Holder of originals Originals in the hand of private ownership
Rights advisory For personal use only. To publish or display, contact the State Library of Western Australia.
Notes Letter 15 was received with pages 1-2 missing. These were later received and are separate to pages 3-6.
Summary Part of a colllection of correspondence to and from family members 1941-2006. This record includes 10 letters sent to Janina's mother between 1948-1949 while Janina was living in a displaced persons camp in Sande where she was sent at the end of the war in 1945. She was transferred with her husband and daughters to transit camps in Emden, then Botchorn. The letters are written in Polish and have an introduction in English.
Subjects Pas, Janina, 1926-2017. Janina's war.
Pas, Janina, 1926-2017 -- Correspondence.
World War, 1939-1945 -- History.
Polish people -- Western Australia -- Archives.
Migrants -- Western Australia -- Sound recordings.
Found In Janina Pas collection, 1941-2006