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    "The immigrants still live; they live within us."

    Patricia A. Krafcik
    The Island of Tears/Two Generations Later
    The Carpatho-Rusyn American
    Issue 2, Summer 1978

    The name of the village of Pielgrzymka, called Peregrymka by our Rusyn grandparents and great-grandparents, has the beautiful meaning of pilgrimage--a spiritual journey. A pilgrimage is of course a metaphor for life itself--the passage from birth to death--the human search for growth and meaning. This website attempts a different kind of journey--a journey not forward, but backward--to a different time and a different world. We dedicate this site to our immigrant ancestors from Peregrymka and its neighboring villages--pilgrims who in their own time, through their unremitting courage, determination and labor, sought a better life for those who followed.










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