Hello all (From Sunny England !!!!!),
I noticed in a recent e-mail a reference to Michael Hope's book - Polish
Deportees in the Soviet Union (ISBN 0 948202 76 9).
Well, About two years ago I actually met Michael when he paid a visit to the
Polish Club near to where I live.
He was looking to interview Poles about the Polish Resettlement Corp.
I must admit, that it was a pleasure to meet him and may I say I found it
quite interesting talking to him about the research he had undertook to
produce the Deportee book.
Recently I was also fortunate to meet Michael Krupa who's book "Shallow
Graves in Siberia" is mentioned on the Forgotten Odyessy web page.
Again, a most charming gentleman, with a most hospitable wife.
I spent around two hours talking to Mr Krupa, who during our conversation
showed me the scars on his neck where he was "Neck-shot" by NKVD personnel
during his "execution" for escaping one of the Siberian camps.
......An amazing person, and no-doubt one of a very select number who
survived such an extreme ordeal.
Both books are highly recommended reading !!!
Regards to all..
Gary Jucha - England