Post Tagged with: "refugees"

In the Shade of the Baobab Tree
2014 Vol. 6 No. 3 — Fall-Winter / Interviews

In the Shade of the Baobab Tree

From captivity to an enchanting world of freedom – growing up in equatorial Africa.

Once Upon a Time in Africa…
2014 Vol. 6 No. 3 — Fall-Winter / Features / Travel

Once Upon a Time in Africa…

Former students from some of the worlds’ most exclusive schools, they came from all over the world to attend the 25th reunion in Wroclaw. And oh, they sure know how to have fun!

Poland’s Daughter: How I Met Basia, Hitchhiked to Italy and Learned About Love, War and Exile
2014 Vol. 6 No. 1 — Winter-Spring / Books

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

A many layered story about the sentimental education of an American student in post-war Europe told with wit, sensitivity and elegance.

Hacienda Santa Rosa: a Polish Refuge in Mexico
2011 Vol. 3 No. 4 — Winter / Features

Hacienda Santa Rosa: a Polish Refuge in Mexico

A harrowing 20-thousand kilometer odyssey ended with an unforgettable welcome in Mexico. Piotr Piwowarczyk, who is making a film about it, tells the story.

“New Zealand on Screen” Releases New Film
2010 Vol. 2 No. 3 — Fall / Films

“New Zealand on Screen” Releases New Film

The 1966 documentary tells the story of 734 Polish children who were adopted by New Zealand in 1944 as WWII refugees.

Recovering a Stolen Childhood
2010 Vol. 2 No.1 — Spring / Features / Interviews

Recovering a Stolen Childhood

Wesley Adamczyk survived deportation to Siberia and exile to chronicle that journey in When God Looked the Other Way, published by the University of Chicago Press in 2004. His father, Jan Adamczyk, was one of tens of thousands of Polish officers killed in the Katyń massacre.

The Ice Road: An Epic Journey from the Stalinist Labor Camps to Freedom
2010 Vol. 2 No.1 — Spring / Books

The Ice Road: An Epic Journey from the Stalinist Labor Camps to Freedom

With the Soviet dystopia as background, the book reads like a terror-filled adventure – all the more so because it’s non-fiction.

The Noble and Compassionate Heart of the Maharaja Jam Saheb Digvijay Sinhi
2009 — Winter / Features

The Noble and Compassionate Heart of the Maharaja Jam Saheb Digvijay Sinhi

Between August 1942 and November 1946, close to 1,000 Polish children and their guardians lived in idyllic settlements on the Kathiawar Peninsula in India not far from the summer residence of the Maharaja Jam Saheb Digvijay Sinhi. They had come at the Maharaja’s invitation from orphanages in Ashkabad, the capital of Turkmenistan, and Samarkand.