Newsletter about Fukudenkai’s financing project

Social Welfare Corporation Fukudenkai published a newsletter on June 10, introducing their financing project for Polish people living in Japan.

TV Program introducing the history of Siberian Children will be broadcasted

A documentary program ”Japanese 100 years ago - the path of Polish Orphan Rescue”, produced by Fukui Television, was nominated for the 29th FNS Documentary Award.

Book Recommendation Related to Siberian Children - Part 4

Depicting the situation of Poland during W.W.II with Makoto Tanakura, who arrived as a foreign clerk at the Embassy of Japan in Poland.

Polish poet won an award at The 2nd Basho-an International English Haiku Competition

Polish poet Mr. Adam Kajzer won the Basho-an Award at The 2nd Basho-an International English Haiku Competition

TV drama "Autumn in Warsaw"

"Autumn in Warsaw", which was broadcast on December 23, 2003, is a TV drama produced to commemorate the 45th anniversary of Kansai Television.

Polish Siberian Children Memorial Elementary School

In November 2018, an elementary school named "Polish Siberian Children Memorial Elementary School" was born in Stara Wieś, Celestynów County, Poland.

Fukudenkai’s financing project for Polish people living in Japan

Following the issuance of the emergency declaration, the Social Welfare Corporation Fukudenkai provided living expenses (100,000 yen) to 10 Polish people through Japan-Poland Youth Association.

Article about the history of Japan-Poland relations

The Japan Times published an article on May 3, introducing the history of Japan-Poland relations. This article also introduces Siberian Children, who arrived at Tsuruga Port in 1920.

Facebook Page about Siberian Children

Following this website, we have opened a new Facebook page about Siberian Children.

A video introducing Siberian Children

Mr. Krzysztof Gonciarz, a Polish famous YouTuber, uploaded a video introducing the history of Siberian Children on his YouTube channel.

Stamp with the motif of Japan and Fukudenkai

This is a stamp design issued in Poland in September 2019. This design was drawn by Wiktoria Kosterska, a student at the Academy of Fine Arts in Wroclaw in Poland.

Book Recommendation Related to Siberian Children - Part 3

This book explains the history of Siberian Children and their lives after returning to Poland.

Book Recommendation Related to Siberian Children - Part 2

"Polish Orphans Saved by The Japanese Red Cross Society" is a manga published with the cooperation of Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Japan.

Karol Wilhelm Zalewski

Mr. Karol Zalewski was a Polish phytopathologist, and he was working with plant diseases.

Ignacy Jan Paderewski

Polish pianist, composer and politician. In 1920/1921, together with his wife , he supported 369 children and 27 adults, who were able to come safety to Seattle from Siberia, and later to Chicago.

Japanese Red Cross Society

The beginning of the Japanese Red Cross Society was the Philanthropic Society (博愛社, Hakuaisha), a relief organization for the injured of the Satsuma Rebellion of 1877.

Magazine "Far East Echo"

"Far East Echo" is a magazine published in Tokyo by Anna Bielkiewicz in 1922.

Józef Jakóbkiewicz

Józef Jakóbkiewicz was a Polish doctor and a community activist born in Russia in 1892.

Agata Kornhauser-Duda, First Lady of Poland, visited Wejherowo

On Monday, the 10th of February, Agata Kornhauser-Duda went to Wejherowo, where she paid a visit to local Special Education Centre for disabled people. 

Empress Teimei

Sadako Kujō, after death known as Empress Teimei, was Emperor Taishō’s wife and a daughter from Fujiwara family.

The Far East Youth Association

The Far East Youth Association was established by alumni from Siberian Children Centre in Wejherowo in 1929-1939.

Anna Bielkiewicz

Anna Bielkiewicz is probably the most important person in the Siberian Children story, because without her the rescue mission wouldn’t even have taken place.

Book Recommendation Related to Siberian Children - Part 1

“Siberian Children - The history of Polish children repatriated from Siberia and Manchuria in 1919-1923” written by professor Wiesław Theiss is, so far, the only book devoted to the topic.

Social Welfare Corporation Fukudenkai

Social Welfare Corporation Fukudenkai was established in 1876 by Buddhist sects that began taking care of orphans and fosters at temples.