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Polish resistance group under II World war in Denmark

Jola 7 | 71    
17 Nov 2006  #1
Is somebody interested to hear about the polish resistancegroup in Denmark
under the last Great War?
17 Nov 2006  #2
Sure, what do you know about it (original opinions, not other people's views if possible)?
OP Jola 7 | 71    
17 Nov 2006  #3
Here a short story of the polish resistance group in DK.
In 1942 the little polish and danish - polish coloni in Kopenhagen contacted the polish teacher in Nakskov,Adam R. Sokoski and asked him to started the polish Intelligense in

Denmark.With help from Sokoski establised several 3 mens groups( 1 and 2 gen.Poles)they
should take care of polish reefuges and collect intelligence informations.There was such groups in Nakskov,
Maribo,Nykøbing,Næstved,København,Helsingør ,Odense,Åbenrå og Sønderborg.

The groups sample informations about the conditions in the harbours and transports to the
city of Gedser,the moving of the german trups.The airport in Rødby and helping english pilots there where shot down by the german artillery.

A special task had the Sonderyllands organisation.It was to take care of polish officers there
were escape from camps in Germany and sent them to Sweden or England.
In 1943 must the polish teacher (who was a key figure in the resistan activites) flee to Swe-
den.The contact to the former polish staff of Legation and the polish intelligentsia in Copen-
hagen stopped when someother members were sended to a concentration camps.

After this blow up in the polish organization came a polish agent,who had trained in Swe -
den after having fled from Germany through Denmark to Stockholm.Lucan Maslocha was his
name.He was a seeman(officer).His task was to continue the polish resistence work in Den-
mark in coperation wit the danish resistance movement.
He and his wife Lone Mogensen Maslocha was shot while Gestapo being arrested them in
anuary 1945.
17 Nov 2006  #4
That's very interesting - I do believe this happened. But you aren't likely to find such true stories in "official history books"..
OP Jola 7 | 71    
17 Nov 2006  #5
Its correct it is not in the official danish historybooks,but described in a book of folkstudies
published by the danish nationalmuseum ,about polish seasonworkers and their children.

When my father stanislaw Leszczynski still was alive,we had some polish friends bros.
Barasinski from Haderslev they had been very active in the polish resistence group in Son-
derjutland.The Barasinski bros. received several medals from the danish and the polish state!
Matyjasz 2 | 1,544    
18 Nov 2006  #6
Thanks Jola, that was very interesting. It showed me how little I know about the Danish resistance as a whole. Think I will have to look for some interesting books about it.
OP Jola 7 | 71    
18 Nov 2006  #7
kocha Matyjasz..
Here some litterature about polish people in Denmark:
Later - Chodylowa, Elzbieta, 1979: Prace Badawcze nad Polska Imigrajca Zarobwkowa w
Danii 3. Oddzialu Muzeum Narodowego w Kopenhadze.
Przeglad Polonijny Rok V. Warszawa

Jedrzejowski, A. , 1975. Polonia Dunska w Latach 1892 - 1921. Przeglad Polonijny. Rok I,
1975. Warszawa.

Nellemann, George, 1973b: Polska Emigracja Zarobkowa w Danii od R. 1893. Przeglad Zachodni 1/1973. Poznan.
Matyjasz 2 | 1,544    
18 Nov 2006  #8
Wow, thanks for the respond. I'm definitely going to be looking for them, but I'm not only interested in the polish contribution, but also in the whole aspect of Danish resistance. Sadly, they don't teach as about it in schools here. :(
OP Jola 7 | 71    
18 Nov 2006  #9
I tried to find something.

But please tell me about my surname.I think is popular.
What abour Rymarczyk and Balcerzak.
Please answer.
Matyjasz 2 | 1,544    
18 Nov 2006  #10
OK. But there's not much I can tell you.

I've checked the name Leszczyński, and according to this site, there were 23 463 people carrying that name at the beginning of the 90's (XX century), 1 535 Rymarczyk's and 6 842 Balcerzak's.

I don't know what else I could do for you.
OP Jola 7 | 71    
18 Nov 2006  #11

Thanks for the information about my ancestor surnames.
You can find some information about the danish resistance movement upside "links".

It is right that Leszczynski=Leszczyna? a hazelbush??
Matyjasz 2 | 1,544    
  18 Nov 2006  #12
It's one of the posibilities of your surnames origin. The ohter one would be: "leszcz" = "bream". And if your ancerstors were nobles, it very highly possible that your surname was taken from one of your ancestors possesions. For example, the owner of my home town Opalenica was named Opalinski.

Oh, and this is a code of arms of family Leszczyński from Wielkopolska.
OP Jola 7 | 71    
18 Nov 2006  #13
Wauw ,such a fine Leszczynscy castle.......but the Leszczynskis from Leszno, a big noble
family does not exist since king Stanislaw.His daughter Maria Leszczynska was married to Louis
IV of France...This noblefamily did not exist since the 1790. Stanislaw did not had sons!!!

But thanks bream or hazeltree is also fine.

Matyjasz 2 | 1,544    
18 Nov 2006  #14
This residence was build by Rafał Leszczyński in the 16th century. If I'm correct Stanisław was his descendant.
OP Jola 7 | 71    
18 Nov 2006  #15
Yes Rafal was a big man.He was also calvinist and helped several refugees from Czech.
One of them was Comenicus,a famous philosof and pioner of childrens education..(pedagog)
Also the Bohemian Brothers had a refugium by Rafal Leszczynski.Its correct Stanislaw was
his son and become a elected king of Poland( with great support from the swedish king)
after his conversion to catholicism!

Fore many years ago I was volunteer by a Social Center in Cambridge,U.K. I had lot of fun
situations,because the staff thoght I was a relative of the nobleman family.......

From 188o there was a Leszczynski family from Prussia (originally polish) Stanislaus Lesz-
czynski .He was a officer in tha prussian Army and got the von title.So, we can see in the
prussian calender of noblemen:Poul von Leszczynski.The family stilll exist in Berlin.........

But I must live with common origin and its is okay,not all polish people are from the higher
social classes.He he he...........
Jaszczolt 1 | 35    
29 Sep 2007  #16
Well, Matyjasz, I've been brought up in Denmark, but I've never heard about Polish restistance groups in Denmark either.

The multi-culturalistic thought is everywhere in Denmark, mainly around the media/the press, politics and especially in the schools.

Therefore, you almost never learn about Danish patriotism in school nowadays, sadly.

Matyjasz, you can also find information through that article's references.
Look also at the BOPA and Holger Danske-articles.
baski - | 2    
29 Oct 2007  #17
Hi Jola,

I know this is an old posting, but I just found it today during a search.

As you can imagine I am quite interested if you know more about the barasinski brothers in Denmark who were part of the resistance. I believe I can find out who it was, as some of them had to move to Sweden at that time, but if you have any further information please feel free to contact me.

Lars Barasinski

Family tree can be found on - under development though.
OP Jola 7 | 71    
27 Mar 2008  #18
Howdy Lars Barasinski.
There is some barasinski in the villages of Kolding and Haderslev

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