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Krysia : A Polish Girl's Stolen Childhood During World War II (2017)

Call Number J/BIOGRAPHY/940.534/MIHULKA,K

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Published: Chicago, Illinois : Chicago Review Press, [2017]
Description:  xvii, 171 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
ISBN/ISSN: 9781613734414 (cloth : alkaline paper), 1613734417 (cloth : alkaline paper),
Language:  English

"Few people are aware that in the aftermath of German and Soviet invasions and division of Poland, more than 1.5 million people were deported from their homes in Eastern Poland to remote parts of Russia. Half of them died in labor camps and prisons or simply vanished, some were drafted into the Russian army, and a small number returned to Poland after the war. Those who made it out of Russia alive were lucky--and nine-year-old Krystyna Mihulka was among them. In this childhood memoir, Mihulka tells of her family's deportation, under cover of darkness and at gunpoint, and their life as prisoners on a Soviet communal farm in Kazakhstan, where they endured starvation and illness and witnessed death for more than two years. This untold history is revealed through the eyes of a young girl struggling to survive and to understand the increasingly harsh world in which she finds herself"--

Ages 10 to 13

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Mihulka, Krystyna, -- 1930- -- Childhood and youth.
Mihulka, Krystyna, -- 1930- -- Family.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, Polish.
Girls -- Biography -- Poland -- Lwów
World War, 1914-1918 -- Deportations from Poland.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Prisoners and prisons, Soviet.
Collective farms -- History -- 20th century. -- Kazakhstan
Forced labor -- History -- 20th century. -- Kazakhstan
World War, 1939-1945 -- Refugees.
Lʹviv (Ukraine) -- Biography.
Personal narratives, Polish.
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Additional Credits:
Goddu, Krystyna Poray, co-author

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There is no one but many types of experiences that touched lives of Poles during World War II. Krysia's story reflects one of it but in many ways it is also unique.

And if you think it is just history think again: a month ago (and we have January 2017) Polish government, now in free Poland, started a program that let and help desendants of those deported by Russians that could not leave at first and seeing no other choice settle there to go back to Motherland (Poland).
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