[see map in high resolution]
Maps were prepared based on the information provided by Edward Wajszczuk
(0410) - USA, Jacek Wajszczuk (0303) - Warsaw, Jadwiga Muszyńska (0455) -
Wrocław and her father Romuald Szymanowski (0454), all formerly from
Sitaniec and from Adam (0282) Wajszczuk, his father Adolf (0278) and son
Łukasz (0957), currently residing in Wysokie.
- Oldest known Wajszczuk house in the area - of Stanisław
(0268), destroyed during the war. Property divided among
Stanislaw's sons (see 2 - 5 below).
- Jan (0271) – family expelled in 1941, Jan deported with his
son Stanislaw (1094) to Germany for forced labour. Stanislaw
perished in 1943 during bombing of Berlin, Jan returned to
Wysokie. House built after the war, does not exist anymore.
- Walenty (0374) – Village chief in Wysokie - 1930-1941, engaged
in underground conspiratory work, family expelled - in 1941,
returned after the war. House built after the war, torn down
around 1993. Pyplok (0290) family lives in the new house.
- Stanisław (0270) – family expelled in 1941, returned after the
war to Wysokie. House constructed before the war, torn down after
- Józef (0298) – perished in Auschwitz - Dec. 20, 1942. Family
expelled on Nov. 8, 1941. Jozef returned 2 weeks later at night to
get some food - arrested, jailed in Zamosc and Lublin then sent to
Auschwitz (member of B.Ch. - Peasant Battalions?). Family
returned to Wysokie after the war. Young son Tadeusz (1539) died
in 1944 from explosion of a fuse of a hand grenade. House
constructed before the war was destroyed during the war. Another
son Witold (1080) lived until his death in 2006 as a renter(?) - (see
7 on the map and below). Daughter Lucyna (1109) Tor built a new
- Adolf (0278), Walenty's son (0274) and Adolf's son - Adam
(0282) live here with their families in the contemprary houses.
- Witold (1080), Józef's son (0298) lived here until his death
- Contemporary house of the Kapłon family (0281)
- Elzbieta, Adolf's (0278) daughter.
- Jan (0311) - Expelled - 1942
drzewo/tekst/wysiedleni.htm; the house does not exist anymore.
- Heronim 0306) - Expelled - 1942
lived in the
area, returned to Sitaniec, at present the property is sold and
the old house is abandoned.
- Józef (0363) - Expelled - 1942, stayed in the region. Sept.
?,1939 - son Tomasz (0368) deported from Volhynia to the USSR,
returned to Sitaniec after the war. July 12, 1942 - son Lucjan
(0377) arrested by Gestapo
house burned down by the Germans (in reprisal for the resistance
activities), rebuilt after the war and inhabited until 1997 by
Tomasz, currently by distant relatives.
- Walery (0405) - Expelled - 1942
returned to Sitaniec. At present, in two separate new houses live
the sons of Stefania (0406) – Józef i Zbigniew Tchórzewski.
- Stanisław (0409) - died - July 7, 1942, family expelled -
December 6, 1942, wife and daughter - Jan.,1943
USA (1950) and
Canada (1949). Son Edward (0410) - forced labourer at a German
settler in Sitaniec, April 1944
Germany - same
labour camp, 1950
Maria (0442) returned, later settled in the New ("Recovered")
Territories in the west of Poland. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Recovered_Territories)
- Paweł (0300) - Expelled - 1942 r.
lived in the
area, returned to Sitaniec. Son Bronislaw (0301) was a POW in the
USSR since 9/1939, then in the Polish Armed Forces (Gen. Anders)
in the West, also returned to Sitaniec.
Bronisław (0301) and later his wife Kazimiera lived there until
2005, the property was then sold and a new house built on it.
Perished during and as a result of WW-II:
1. Józef (0298) – 1942 - in Auschwitz.
2. Stanisław (1094) – 1943 - in bombing of Berlin by the Allies.
3. Tadeusz - (1539) - 1944 - from explosion of a hand ganade fuse.
All Wajszczuks were expelled from Wysokie very early - November
8, 1941 (trial expulsion action) and initially resettled in a
village of Husynne (north-east of Hrubieszow). Subsequently they
were dispersed to different villages. For instance, Walenty and
his family were moved to Gorzków and then to several other
After the war did not return to Wysokie: Józef i Stanislaw (as
Perished during the war:
1. Paweł (0300) - in 1943 in consequence of severe beating by the
Expulsions and deportations:
All Wajszczuk families were expelled from Sitaniec in December of
1942. Several families were deported to Germany for forced labour.
Most did not return after the war and settled in Canada and in the
In addition: 1. Tomasz (0308) was deported by the Soviets in 1939 (or
1940) from Volhynia to the USSR - returned to Sitaniec around 1956.
2. Bronislaw was a POW in the Soviet Union, later (after the "amnesty")
joined the Polish Armed Forces in the West and returned to Sitaniec
after the war.