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 Julia Veronica <I>Mironowicz</I> Urbanowicz

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Julia Veronica Mironowicz Urbanowicz

  • Birth 10 Aug 1875 Belarus
  • Death 13 Feb 1958 Victoria, Australia
  • Burial Highton, Greater Geelong City, Victoria, Australia
  • Plot RC*1**25
  • Memorial ID 31480291

Catholic mother, wife, widow:
Survivor of Nazi forced labor camp

Julia was the daughter of a music teacher and his wife. She was 65 years old and the widowed mother of her four surviving adult children when World War II intruded into her hometown of Pinsk, Poland (now Belarus). After two years of the Russians and the Germans warring over who would control the land, the Germans were in control, and Julia was taken by the Nazis from Pinsk into the interior of Germany. She was held as slave labor during the war. After the war, she went to Australia as a displaced person.

When Julia entered Australia, she reported her date of birth as 1-Aug-1877, two years younger than she was according to the Archives in Belarus. She fudged the truth about her age because the United States and Canada had already refused to accept her as a displaced person. Her daughter Maria was not going to leave her aged mother behind, so the solution was to "white lie" about Julia's age and go to Australia.

Julia entered Australia in 1949, with her daughter Maria (married name MAKSYMCZUK), with her son-in-law Wlodzimierz MAKSYMCZUK, and with two young grandsons.

Record of their entry into Australia is in Camberra, Australia: Control symbol 1249-1253; Series A12020; Barcode 5162735.

Julia was 74 years old when she arrived in Australia as a displaced person. She lived another nine years. She was diabetic, and at some time in the last nine years of her life, both of her legs were amputated because of gangrene.

She died in the city of Geelong, in Grant County, in the Australian state of Victoria.

She was the daughter of Antonia MIRONOWICZ (a music teacher) and his wife Efimia (or Eufemia).

She was the wife of Joseph URBANOWICZ.

She was the mother of Nadia (1898-1944), Antoni (1900-1902), Ivan (b. 1902), Joseph (Iosif, b. 1904), Sanislav (1908-1990), Kazimir (1909-1911), Roman (b. 1911), Maria (1914-1999), and Olga (1915-1972).

May God have mercy on her soul, and may her life be remembered.

Family Members


In loving memory of
Maria Veronica Maksymczuk
2.1.1914 - 10.1.1999
Mother of Joseph & Czeslaw.
Adored grandmother
Julia Veronica Urbanowicz
1.8.1877 - 12.2.1958
Beloved mother of Marie,
Grandmother of Joseph & Czeslaw.
In God's Care

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  • Added: 17 Nov 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 31480291
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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Julia Veronica Mironowicz Urbanowicz (10 Aug 1875–13 Feb 1958), Find A Grave Memorial no. 31480291, citing Barrabool Hills Cemetery, Highton, Greater Geelong City, Victoria, Australia ; Maintained by AMB (contributor 46844067) .