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The Ice Road
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The Ice Road
An Epic Journey from the Stalinist Labor Camps to Freedom
Creators: Stefan Waydenfeld
Publisher: Aquila Polonica
Pub. date: 07/01/2014
Lib. SRP: 23.95 USD
Ret. SRP: 12.99 USD
Format: OverDrive Read
ISBN: 9781607720171
File size: 0 KB
Languages:
   English
Subjects:
   History, Military, Nonfiction
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Short Description:
   In a forgotten chapter of history, 1.5 million Polish civilians—arbitrarily arrested by Stalin as enemies of the people following the Soviet invasion of Poland in September 1939—were deported to slave labor camps throughout the most inhospitable forests and steppes of the Soviet Union. The Ice Road is the gripping story of young Stefan Waydenfeld and his family, deported by cattle car in 1940 to the frozen wastes of the Russian arctic north.
Full Description:
   In a forgotten chapter of history, 1.5 million Polish civilians—arbitrarily arrested by Stalin as enemies of the people following the Soviet invasion of Poland in September 1939—were deported to slave labor camps throughout the most inhospitable forests and steppes of the Soviet Union. The Ice Road is the gripping story of young Stefan Waydenfeld and his family, deported by cattle car in 1940 to the frozen wastes of the Russian arctic north.
Creator Marketing:
  Stefan Waydenfeld     
      Dr. Stefan Waydenfeld (1925-2011), born in a suburb of Warsaw, Poland to a successful, well-educated family. He was 14 years old when the Germans invaded Poland in Sept. 1939 to begin WWII. Rushing to join his father in the Polish defense, young Waydenfeld encountered the Soviet army, which invaded from the east on September 17, 1939. Soon he was dodging the daily tyranny of the Soviet occupiers—until the Soviets caught up with him and his parents, deporting them to a Siberian forced labor camp. After their escape and long journey to freedom, Waydenfeld trained with the newly formed Second Polish Corps in British-occupied Persia and Iraq. He graduated from the Polish Army Officer School and fought with the Allies on the Italian front, taking part in a number of battles, including Monte Cassino. Following the end of the war, Waydenfeld studied medicine at the University of Bologna, Italy; the University of Paris, France; and graduated from the Royal College of Surgeons, Dublin, Ireland. He decided to settle in England. A member of the British Medical Association, Waydenfeld was retired from his general medical practice and lived in London. Fluent in Polish, Russian and English, and with a working knowledge of French, Italian and Latin, Waydenfeld had over forty years experience in the translation of both medical and non-medical texts.
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