I am also
> writing a book about my experience in Siberia,
> England and the US and I
> have found a publisher who expressed a strong
> interest in publishing
> the book. Bronislaw Frusztajer.
Good luck - I look forward to reading it as I do all
memoirs of that period.
I've been reading personal accounts of WWII for
One of the reasons that the Polish deportee experience
is little known in North America is that so few people
have had their stories published.
I search the shelves of every library I enter looking
for new material. Public and university libraries
have more WWII memoirs written by Germans than by
Not that I object to Germans writing their stories -
the more the better from all points of view. It's
only by reading everyone's stories and reconciling the
different outlooks that I feel I can get an
understanding of those times.
At the moment I'm in the middle of a German one by a
guy who emigrated to the US in the mid-50's to work at
He was a Hitler Jugend member, anti-Semite, and
admirer of Hitler until service in Finland against the
Russians started to alter his opinions. He goes into
a lot of detail of public opinion at the time, and why
he believed as he did - e.g. in a Jewish conspiracy to
One turning point in his political views occurred on
train ride across Poland. He was going home on leave
to Dortmund after flying to from Finland to
The train compartment he was in was reserved for
Germans, but filled up with Polish labourers working
on German farms. The Poles were having a good time,
and included him in their circle.
At on stop, some Nazi official got on and threw the
Poles out. He also gave Bruno a toungue lashing
allowing them to sit with him. Bruno's respond that
he had better things to do than to enforce stupid
Anyone interested in this book can email me for the
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