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Family History Videos
This is a series of Bondarchuk Family History Videos which discuss the family of Ivan John Bondarchuk and Johaska Jenny Adamiak.
This is a collection of pictures of family members over the years. Click on the link above and then click on Login (upper right hand corner) using visitor for username and password.
Family History Audio Tape
Jim Bondarchuk taped an interview with his mother, Johaska "Jenny" Adamiak Bondarchuk in 1975 where she recounts her early life in Piorunka and the USA.
Operation Vistula Reenactment
"Operation Vistula" was a program to eliminate supporters of the Ukrainian Insurgent Army from the south-eastern territory of Poland. It is estimated that 141,000 people were forcibly relocated to the "Recovered Territories" in western Poland. Piorunka's Lemko people were a part of this group.
At 6AM on June 29, 1947, the
Polish army circled the village of Piorunka on all roads
and announced to the residents that they have 2 hours to
leave the village. Approximately 80 families were
relocated leaving only one family behind. All of Johaska's
relatives living in Piorunka were affected.
A film made in 2004 shows
the reenactment of this relocation in a typical Lemko
village. It is available here with English subtitles: