Poland's Daughter: How I Met Basia, Hitchhiked to Italy, and Learned About Love, War, and Exile

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9781494729899: Poland's Daughter: How I Met Basia, Hitchhiked to Italy, and Learned About Love, War, and Exile

When Hitler and Stalin invaded Poland in 1939, their victims included a five-year-old named Basia Deszberg. Her father and brother were murdered in the Katyn Forest massacres, and the women and children were loaded into a cattle car for a horrific three-week journey to the steppes of Kazakhstan, there to survive as best they could. Over the next eight years, Basia would escape through Persia, Lebanon, and Egypt to safe haven in England.

Meanwhile, Daniel Ford grew up in a United States mired by the Great Depression. Europe's agony was America's windfall! He went from hardscrabble poverty to a fellowship that took him to the English university where Basia was also a student. This is the story of their meeting, their travels, and their parting. "An extraordinary book, highly original, gripping, at once full of joy and of sorrow" (Cosmopolitan Review).

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I met Basia when we were students together at the redbrick University of Manchester, in the dreary northwest of England. I knew something of her incredible story at that time, when we adventured to France and Italy, and I learned the rest of it more recently when we reconnected after fifty-five years. 

In many ways, my life was the mirror image of hers. She started out as a member of an affluent Polish family that lost almost everything when the Russians occupied her home town -- her father and brother shot in the Katyn Forest massacres, and she, her sister, and their mother deported to Kazakhstan as "counter-revolutionaries." In time they escaped to Persia and eventually found safe haven in England, where Mama scrubbed floors for a living. 

For my part, I started out in poverty during the Great Depression, and every year that went by brought an improvement in my fortunes and that of my country. This is the story of how two children grew up in the Second World War, how we met, and how we parted.

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"But most of all, we were happy! The sky is always blue in my memory of Lerici - the sunset is always glorious - the moon is always full - and the tide is always high. Sunrise or sunset, Lerici was our piece of heaven fallen to earth. What a distance Basia and I had traveled, from Piccadilly Gardens in the March rain! At Lerici, we lived in an eternal Now. Our castle was the center of the universe - and not just our universe, either, but the center of the entire, star-spangled, infinitely expanding cosmos. The sun rose each morning for a single purpose, to light the castle's ancient stones, to bronze our shoulders, and to warm the sand beneath our feet."

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