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Exiled to Siberia: A Polish Child's WWII Journey
September 1, 1939, promised to be another beautiful late summer day. Hank slowly walked to his aunt's house for one of her treats anxiously awaiting her call to come in. Already the smell of boiling chocolate wafted through the open kitchen window. "I hope she puts lemon sauce on it," he thought.
It was just after noon, and the warm air stood calm between the buildings whe...more
Hardcover, 235 pages
Published December 1st 2000 by Crescent Lake Publishing
(first published November 1st 2000)
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This is another WW II memoir of a Pole and his family's deportation to the depths of the USSR simply because they were Poles. I am not sure that it's that much different than those written by others (Adamczyk and Waydenfeld for example) except that each story of these times, of course, is unique. Interestingly, the protagonist of this memoir did not write it, rather it was written by a friend. As such, it is less of a dispassionare recounting of facts by he who experienced, and more of a story t ...more