A adolescent babe endures activity as a political prisoner.
In 1939, back Krystyna “Krysia” Mihulka was 9, Russia invaded Poland. Her aboveboard first-person narration, crafted with the abetment of Goddu, is assuredly artless admitting not without the casual anapestic flair. She recounts how her advocate ancestor went into hiding and Krysia, her mother, and her brother were arrested and affected to leave their admired home in Lwòw, Poland (now Liviv, Ukraine), and fabricated to take the long, difficult adventure to a bastille affected in Kazakhstan. As to be expected, life was harsh, but with her mother’s achievement and assurance to accumulate her children alive, they survived and larboard Kazakhstan in 1941, back Germany invaded Russia and absolution was accepted to Polish political prisoners like Krysia and her family. Her mother anchored access to Uzbekistan, area they reunited with family, afterward which Krysia, her mother, and brother sailed for Persia (modern-day Iran), area they lived in a Polish refugee affected in Tehran. Told in an accessible anecdotal style, Krysia’s adventure is accessible; she is addition for whom readers will feel affinity while acquirements about the abatement of added than 1.5 million Poles from their homeland. Additional actual includes an afterword; an coda analogue Krysia’s activity from her accession in Persia to her eventual settling in California in 1969, area she lives today; a map of her journey from Poland to Persia; a Polish accentuation guide; and an author’s note.
Elegant, eye-opening, and memorable. (Memoir. 10-15)
Krysia tells the story of one Polish girl's harrowing experiences during World War II as her beloved father was forced into hiding, a Soviet soldier's family took over her house, and finally as she and her mother and brother were forced at gunpoint from their once happy home and deported to a remote Soviet work farm in Kazakhstan.
Through vivid and stirring recollections Mihulka details their deplorable conditions—often near freezing in their barrack buried under mounds of snow, enduring starvation and illness, and witnessing death. But she also recalls moments of hope and tenderness as she, her mother, her brother, and other deportees drew close together, helped one another, and even held small celebrations in captivity. Throughout, the strength, courage, and kindness of Krysia's mother, Zofia, saw them through until they finally found freedom.
Krysia: A Polish Girl's Stolen Childhood During World War II
- BookKrysia: A Polish Girl's Stolen Childhood During World War II
- Author:Krystyna Mihulka,Krystyna Poray Goddu,
- Publishing Date:2017-01-01
- Publisher:Chicago Review Press
- Number Of pages:192