ANIELI POTOCKIEJ WSPOMNIENIA Z ŁAGRÓW SOWIECKICH (1939–1944)
Aniela Potock a’s memories from the Soviet prison camps 1939-1944
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The article concerns the memories of the Polish noblewoman Aniela Potocka (1908-1995) who came from the Eastern borderlands of Poland. Arrested with her son and aunt in April 1940 by NKVD, she was sent to Kazakhstan. After the amnesty for the Poles kept in Soviet prison camps was declared on the grounds of the Polish-Soviet agreement of 31 July 1941 she was released but still remained in the Soviet Union for the following three years. Then she returned to Poland. The published memories are an interesting record of the fates of exiles but also testify to people’s inner power, patriotism and religious faith which made it easier to survive in Soviet reality.
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