Magdalena Grzebałkowska (2020)

Poland 1945: war and peace

Wydawnictwo University of Pittsburgh Press
Miejsce wydania Pittsburgh
Seria Russian and East European Studies
Język Angielski

ISBN: 9780822945994

Written by Magdalena Grzebałkowska, translated by John Markoff, Malgorzata Markoff

The official end of World War II did not mean the end of the torments inflicted on civilians. This book brings us vivid personal accounts of ordinary people in Poland—Poles, Germans, Jews, Ukrainians, and others—caught up in the most violent war in history and its aftermath. No place experienced more intense suffering for a longer period of time than Poland—the first country to be invaded by both Nazi Germany and Soviet Russia and the last to be "liberated". This is the story of how people survived the flames of war, and began to clear the rubble and try to rebuild their lives, from January to December 1945.