Poland 1945

War and Peace

The author spoke to those who witnessed the war’s aftermath to create a moving, astonishing picture of a traumatized society seeking to find hope after unprecedented violence in a complex, constantly changing environment. An important work to understand Polish society immediately after the war. Impeccably researched.

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.

336 Pages, 6 x 9 in.

September, 2020

isbn : 9780822945994

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Magdalena Grzebalkowska

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

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Magdalena Grzebalkowska