Poland's Daughter: How I Met Basia, Hitchhiked to Italy, and Learned About Love, War, and Exile Paperback – December 20, 2013
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"A mesmerizing history!" -- Reality Check
From the Author
In many ways, my life was the mirror image of hers. She started out as a member of an affluent Polish family that lost almost everything when the Russians occupied her home town -- her father and brother shot in the Katyn Forest massacres, and she, her sister, and their mother deported to Kazakhstan as "counter-revolutionaries." In time they escaped to Persia and eventually found safe haven in England, where Mama scrubbed floors for a living.
For my part, I started out in poverty during the Great Depression, and every year that went by brought an improvement in my fortunes and that of my country. This is the story of how two children grew up in the Second World War, how we met, and how we parted.
- Item Weight : 11.8 ounces
- Paperback : 244 pages
- ISBN-13 : 978-1494729899
- ISBN-10 : 149472989X
- Publisher : CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (December 20, 2013)
- Product Dimensions : 6 x 0.55 x 9 inches
- Language: : English
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- #62,730 in Historical Biographies (Books)
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