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Posts Tagged ‘Polish Deportations

What I did in my holidays

August 5, 2013

As I emerged onto the street on a sunny July morning, I looked up at the skyline, dominated by the upper floors of the most imposing, stunning, old buildings. Suddenly something stirred inside me and, as I was walking had to turn to Ingrid and throw my head into her shoulder. I sobbed. These were […]

Nightmare? What nightmare?

March 28, 2011

 In April of 1940, my mother, who was in her early 20’s at the time, undertook a train journey. The journey was from the Polish city of Lwow (now, Lviv in the Ukraine) to Kazakhstan.  It was not a journey of choice, rather one that was at the behest of the Russian army. My mother, […]