Marysia Jaśkiewicz

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Marysia née Dac Jaśkiewicz—for many years a stalwart member of our Auckland Polish Association—died on 10 June 2022. One of the youngest of the Polish orphans who became known as the “Pahiatua children,” Pani Marysia arrived in New Zealand with her older sister, Aniela, in November 1944. They, and 836 other Polish children and adults, […]

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Stanisław Szczepański

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Stanisław Szczepański, a WW2 veteran who fought for the Second Polish Corps under General Wladyslaw Anders, died on 6 June 2022 aged 95. _______________ From left, former Polish Ambassador to New Zealand, Zbigniew Gniatkowski, Polish veterans Stanisław Szczepański and Adam Piotrzkiewicz, and Honorary Consul for Auckland, Bogusław Nowak, at the presentation of Pro Patria medals […]

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