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4.17  ·  Rating details ·  104 ratings  ·  9 reviews
'A soldier's story...A concise and fascinating account with interesting detail. Good addition to other books on this subject. I enjoyed it very much.' UK Reviewer.

Stefan Maczka’s father, (also Stefan), was a cavalry officer who fought victoriously in possibly the last and greatest cavalry battle of the preceding one hundred years, the ‘Miracle of the Vistula’. It was the f
Kindle Edition, illustrated edition, 211 pages
Published February 24th 2015 by Skinnybirdproductions (first published October 24th 2014)
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Martine Liponoga
Sep 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Or, as its full title has it: Goodbye Poland: Growing Up. Deportation and Internment in Siberia. Escape and the WWII War Years. It's quite a mouthful, but also sums up exactly what you're about to read: This is the story of the other half of Poland in the Second World War, the half few people really know about. Because while Germany swept into Western Poland and rounded up Jews, intelligentsia and anyone else they didn't really like and sent them off to the concentration camps that will forever ...more
Susan Williams
Aug 05, 2019 rated it really liked it

What a brave man he was and what a tale. I had no idea Russia deported two million Poles to Siberia in 1940 after annexing part of Poland. The author survived, escaped via the middle East, served in the army in many campaigns in Italy. He ended up in the UK with some other survivors from Siberia with much of his family intact. A very interesting story, not particularly well written due to language difficulties. Worth reading though some bits you can skim for the gist of it.
P.S. Winn
Jan 14, 2018 rated it really liked it
This is the story of the Maczka family. This book is really an important part of history that is sometimes overshadowed by the terrible atrocity of Hitler and the Jewish people. The story in this book is enhanced by wonderful pictures. Telling the story of what happened with another despicable leader, Stalin, and how the polish people were treated during a horrendous time in history. The story reminds us of the courage of people and that we should never forget the strength to overcome the horror ...more
Oct 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Excellent insight

Read this very authentic book and you will come to know the story of a remarkable man and his family. It’s a very good read but it’s also not a conventional, perfect grammar read either as many others have mentioned. It’s a darn good book, regardless.
Harriet Brown
Jan 10, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Goodbye Poland

Goodbye Poland by Stefan Maczka, is an interesting book. The experience of the Polish people, during WWII, was not taught to us. So, everyone should read this book. I highly recommend it.
Mrs S Ruck
Feb 09, 2016 rated it it was amazing

A story that needed to be told. A similar experience that my grandmother suffered. This man was a hero and a survivor
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