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I Am First a Human Being: The Prison Letters of Krystyna Wituska Paperback – January 1, 1997
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Text: English (translation)
Original Language: Polish
About the Author
Irene Tomaszewski was born in a Soviet concentration camp and came to Canada via East Africa and England in 1949. A graduate of Montreal's Concordia University where she studied history, she has published articles, reviews and short fiction in newspapers and magazines. She co-authored, with Tecia Werbowski, Zegota: The Rescue of Jews in Wartime Poland.
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Very sad, but thankful someone collected her letters and put together this book.
It made me long for someone to save her. Keep your tissue box close at hand ...
This is a good addition to the collection of books about the Polish resistance in World War II, as well as the political prisoners in Germany at that time, and it's not so depressing as many such books are. You can't help but like and admire Krystyna's upbeat attitude as well as her courage.
For a similar book out of Denmark, check out Heroic Heart: The Diary and Letters of Kim Malthe-Bruun, 1941-1945. The author, like Krystyna, was in his country's resistance movement and was executed for his patriotic actions.