A TRUE STORY OF SURVIVAL UNDER TERRIBLE ODDS - 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.
A Tiny Glimpse Into a Man's Soul
Reviewed in the United States on April 7, 2015
This is a grandfather's true story of his frightening and perilous journey to freedom from occupied Poland behind the Iron Curtain in 1913. So many of these true stories of our family member's bravery have been lost because they didn't want to talk about it. It is a tiny glimpse into a man's soul.
Reviewed in the United States on October 23, 2018In 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.
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