This cotton was brought from Kazakhstan, from the collective farm named after Lenin, where Romuald Lisowski’s family worked, deported from the village of Jurewicze near Grodno in 1952.
“After the verfication, we were transferred to work in a kolkhoz, growing cotton. They worked from morning to evening with a lunch break. Nobody was working in the afternoon because it was very hot. When I was in Kazakhstan, I went to school, and after school I had to pick cotton.”
(From the memoirs of Stanisława Jatel nee Lisowska)