Polish Deportees of World War II / Genocide and Rescue in Wołyń
The Polish Deportees of World War II.
Recollection of Removal to the Soviet Union and Dispersal Throughout the World
"The Polish Deportees of World War II. Recollection of Removal to the Soviet Union and Dispersal Throughout the World" – Edited by Tadeusz Piotrowski. Published by McFarland & Company Inc., Jefferson and London 2004. 248 pp. ISBN 0-7864-1847-8.
Among the great tragedies that befell Poland during World War II was the forced deportation of its citizens by the Soviet Union during the first Soviet occupation of that country between 1939 and 1941. This is the story of that brutal Soviet ethnic cleansing campaign told in the words of some of the survivors. It is unforgettable human drama of martyrdom in the Gulag.
Tadeusz Piotrowski, a professor of sociology and the associate dean of faculty at the University of New Hampshire at Manchester.
Genocide and Rescue in Wołyń
Recollection of the Ukrainian Nationalist Ethnic Cleansing Campaign Against the Poles During World War II" – Edited by Tadeusz Piotrowski. Published by McFarland & Company Inc., Jefferson and London 2000. 319 pp. ISBN 0-7864-0773-5.
Tadeusz Piotrowski was three years old when his family fled their home in the Polish province of Wolyn. During World war II, Ukrainian nationalists embarked on a campaign of ethnic cleansing in southeastern Poland. Ten of thousands of Poles were slain, along with Jews, Czechs, Russians and even other Ukrainians. Sometimes the children escaped...
In this book the rescued children tell their stories – not with rancor or bitterness, but with hope that their words will further the cause of peace.