Poland 1945

War and Peace

For an enormous number of people in Central and Eastern Europe, the end of the Second World War in 1945 meant the beginning of a new drama: a journey to lands, homes, and graves that were not theirs. The scale of this forced migration reached a magnitude never known before. In her strong reporter’s voice, Grzebałkowska tells us that war never ends in peace.
Olga Tokarczuk, winner of the 2018 Nobel Prize for Literature

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.

400 Pages, 6 x 9 in.

September, 2020

isbn : 9780822945994

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John Markoff

John Markoff

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John Markoff
Malgorzata Markoff

Malgorzata Markoff

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Malgorzata Markoff
Magdalena Grzebalkowska

Magdalena Grzebałkowska is an award-winning Polish author and journalist.

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Magdalena Grzebalkowska