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Between Two Evils: The World War II Memoir of a Girl in Occupied Warsaw and a Nazi Labor Camp


Between Two Evils: The World War II Memoir of a Girl in Occupied Warsaw and a Nazi Labor Camp

by Lucyna B. Radlo

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  • ISBN 9780786452323
  • English
  • 383 Pages
  • 111231 Words

Between Two Evils: The World War II Memoir of a Girl in Occupied Warsaw and a Nazi Labor Camp

by Lucyna B. Radlo

This vivid memoir describes the author's experiences as young girl in Poland, forced to flee to Warsaw after the Nazi bombing of Brest at the outbreak of World War II. She recounts the realities of life in occupied Poland, including the arrest by the Gestapo of her father and his death soon after in Auschwitz, the family's participation in the black market and the Warsaw Uprising, and her capture and incarceration with her mother in a forced labor camp. Once released from the camp, they joined their Russian relatives in Austria only to quickly leave with them to avoid approaching Soviet forces, experiencing a month-long, often comical journey on an ox-driven cart back to the U.S. zone of Germany.

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