Life Strictly Forbidden; Marianowicz, Antoni;Valentine
Mitchell, London, 2004. ISBN 0-85303-502-4.
translated from the Polish by Alicia Nitecki.
Found this in the U of Calgary library last week.
It's interesting in that he was a journalist who
stayed in Poland after the war and only died a couple
of years ago.
Came from a prominent Warsaw business family named
Berman that had converted to Protestanism a couple of
generations previously. His father had been one for
the founders of the Bank of Poland after WWI.
He spent 18 months in the Warsaw ghetto, and writes
tellngly about that experience.
He and his mother managed to escape at the beginning
of the deportations from the ghetto with the help of
His account also contains observations on post-war
matters in Poland, including the events of 1968, that
I find very interesting as well.
Valentine Mitchell has a website;
I'm half way thru the book, and find it tremendously
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