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ISBN: 9781550650952 - I am First a Human Being
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I am First a Human Being

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Irene Tomaszewski

ISBN: 9781550650952
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Vehicule Press


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On the eve of World War II, Krystyna Wituska, a carefree, rather spoiled teenager attending finishing school in Switzerland, returned to Poland…

 

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This collection of letters documents the trials of a young Polish woman who was arrested and interrogated by the Gestapo in 1942 for working as a spy for the Polish Underground, imprisoned in Berlin, and executed two years later. In the last year of her life, she wrote over 60 poignant letters that, through the kindness of a courageous prison guard, were smuggled to her parents or to the guard's daughter, who became her pen pal.