A TRUE STORY OF ESCAPE FROM RUSSIAN OCCUPIED POLAND IN 1913 - FROM THE PAGES OF GRANDFATHER'S LIFE BY AWARD-WINNING AUTHOR VIV DREWA
Story of a young man's escape from Russian ruled Poland in 1913.
This is a well told piece of private family history of a grandfathers escape in the early part of the twentieth century. Not a lot has changed in the past 100 years in Russia it seems. The names have changed but the autocratic rule continues and threatens it's neighbors.
In nineteen-thirteen, when Lucjen finds out that he will be drafted into the Russian military, and forced to fight his friends and neighbors for the Russian Czar. He and his friend Franciszek, join twenty other people in an harrowing escape to the Americas.
Ms. Drewa's short story of her grandfather's escape holds all the fear, terror, and hardship one would expect if they themself were living through it.
I hope that Ms. Drewa turns this suspense filled story into a novella. This brief glimpse into the times leaves one begging for more.
Kudos to Viv Drewa for taking on the telling of her grandfather's journey. A must read for both history buffs and those who love adventure, and suspense.