Saturday, February 27, 2016

Give Us This Day - Helena Wisniewska Brow

Helena Wisniewska Brow brings us a book about her father and his siblings.  Born in Poland, the family including their mother were taken to Siberia as forced labor during the second world war.  Enduring terrible hardships, the family then went to refugee camps in Iran where their mother died.  The young children then were among a group of hundreds of exiled children brought out to New Zealand to live.

Helena talks not only about her father, but growing up with two Polish parents in small town Whakatane, and the journeys she makes as an adult back to Poland with her father looking for traces of his past.  4/5

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