The Polish Prince: A True WW2 Story of A Teenage Holocaust Witness (Paperback)
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A True Story. Shockingly Relevant Today.
It's 1939, and 13-year-old Zbigniew learns how to survive in eastern Poland when WWII breaks out. As the war progresses, he is caught between Nazi-German oppressors, the resisting Polish Home Army, the Ukrainian Insurgent Army, as well as Soviet guerilla, with bullets and bombs flying all around him. Along the way, he witnesses the Holocaust firsthand, sees Hitler, is captured by Ukrainian Nationalists, is deported deep into Nazi Germany, escapes his labor camp, fights in the Czech Uprising, and survives the bombing of Dresden, among many other events of the 20th century. Not to mention the fact that he may be of Polish nobility. Through his memoirs, he tells a riveting story of survival, being captured and sent to work camps, escaping, and of falling in love. Not only is Zbigniew's story incredible, but there are an uncountable number of parallels with the events of 2022-namely the Russian Invasion of Ukraine-which gravely highlights the importance of stories like these.It's a must-read if you want to understand the background of the geopolitical issues facing that part of the world today.
Learn more on: thepolishprince.info
A Ukrainian illustrator created all of the maps in this book. At the time of making the illustrations, she lived in Kharkov, which in 2022, has been under constant shelling from the Russian Army. It was last taken over by the Russians in 1943. See her testimony below: "...We lived in Kharkov. My house was on the outskirts of the city in the direction of the Russian Federation. On the morning of the 24th, we woke up from the fact that bomb explosions were heard around... and the windows were shaking. After days of bombing, with difficulty... and in despair, we left the city."-Victoriia RiabovaMay 2022
Also includes a Foreword by BARTOSZ GRODECKI, Polish Undersecretary of State of the Interior, who has been directly dealing with the refugee crisis as a result of the Invasion of Ukraine.