And God Was Our Witness

And God Was Our Witness

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I was only sixteen when my family and I were pulled away from our home and country. My name is Alicja (Moskaluk) Edwards. I was born and raised in Poland and now am 77 years old. For the last 17 years I have been writing a story or rather memoirs of my familya€™s imprisonment in the Soviet Union during World War II, in Stalina€™s bloody era. We were forcibly taken from our home in the eastern part of Poland to the Asiatic state of Kazachstan, where we were condemned to slave labor in the year of 1940. Over the three agonizing years we faced mistreatment and degradation, sickness, hunger and death, till our release from bondage and fight to freedom across the Caspian Sea to Iran, where I met my husband, an American Army lieutenant. My story was originally meant to answer many questions posed by my family and friends, but somehow the explanation of what happened to me and the other forgotten war victims grew into enlarged vignettes of nonfiction events and history, unknown or forgotten by the rest of the world. (I say unknown or forgotten because I have yet to hear or read about any of the atrocities inflicted on Polish survivors imprisoned in Soviet Russia during World War II ---- could I be the only one alive?)Also being eligible for a change, away from the weeds, surprised, I found myself in a large group of women; among them were, ... the overseer heard her, though: a€œYour ass is your problem, woman and you may be eating shit if you dona#39;t stopanbsp;...

Title:And God Was Our Witness
Author: Alicja Edwards
Publisher:AuthorHouse - 2013-09-20

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