THE DIARY OF ANTONI SAGAN, RAILWAYMAN, OF THE COURSE OF EVACUATION INTO RUSSIA OF WAWER RAILWAY STATION ON AUGUST 4, 1915 (Dziennik kolejarza, Antoniego Sagana, z przebiegu ewakuacji st. Wawer w glab Rosji 4 sierpnia 1915 roku)
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Antoni Sagan was born in 1894 in Warsaw. He was a railwayman. Since the day of evacuation he kept a diary. Having lived for a month in a railway carriage, transferred from one place to another he chronicled events, experiences, thoughts. A part of his memoirs portrays economic side of life in these atypical conditions - prices and type of purchases as well as other expenses paid throughout the journey. They reveal author's interests and likings, economic conditions of migrants and residents of the land traversed. The chronicle is of great historic value. Written during wartime it concerns a group of people united by a common fate of peregrination through the west part of the Russian Empire, entirely dependent on the incomprehensible decisions of the railway authorities. During the journey the author begins to see the signs of war, although he almost doesn't experience it himself at this particular time. On the one hand the diary provides comments on the situation and events, on the other hand - describes and analyses the inner state of the narrator, his suffering about not having heard from his relatives left in Warsaw. After many ordeals Sagan delivered the railway assets he was given charge of and set off for Moscow.
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