Today, in Buffalo, N.Y., author Wes Adamczyk of Chicago, will give a talk and visual presentation entitled "Living in the Shadows of Katyn", about the little-known 10 year odyssey which his family and thousands of other Polish citizens made during and just after WWII.
His book, "When God Looked the Other Way", has been acclaimed for its insightful approach to writing about personal wartime experiences.
Historian Norman Davies wrote: "I have read many descriptions of the Siberian odyssey and other forgotten wartime episodes. But none of them is more informative, more moving, or more beautifully written than When God Looked the Other Way".
Adamczyk is also a very engaging speaker who draws members of the audience in whether they are familiar with the history he is referring to or not.
Mr. Adamczyk's presentation will take place at 6 p.m. in the Montante Center on Main St. next to the college.
Here is more info. about his book, including an excerpt:
The book is available in English and Polish versions at the Book Fair, which runs from 1-7:30 p.m., also in Montante.
At 7:30 p.m. the film "Battle For Warsaw 1920" will be screened. The film is about the winning battle the Poles fought against the Soviets at the gates of Warsaw in 1920. The Polish victory is said to have saved Western Europe from Communist domination. The film is in Polish with English subtitles. Watch the trailer here:
Admission: $10/seniors $5/students free.
Saturday's program features Krysia Jopek, author of "Maps and Shadows", a book based on her father's deportation to Siberia.
Sunday's program features Agnieszka Holland's film "In Darkness", a movie about the rescue of Jews by a Pole in Lwow who hid them in a sewer.
On Monday, poet John Guzlowski will present his poetry which focuses on his parents' experiences as slave laborers in Germany.
Please share the information with your friends about this unique program, which continues through Monday, Nov. 19th as part of the Polish Book Fair and Film Festival.
The full schedule can be viewed at: http://event.pingg.com/PolishFilmBookFest
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