was 14 years old when she was deported. She had been living a happy, carefree life on Osada Krechowiecka (an army settlement) with her parents, two brothers and a sister.
While travelling to Siberia on the deportation train, she lay on the top bunk and, looking out of the tiny grated window, wrote a diary, noted all the place names and dates.
Follow her experiences from being a schoolgirl in Kresy, Poland ... to being a soldier in the Polish II Corps ...... and to being a mother of six in London.
Illustrations by Tolek Sobierajski.
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Kresy Family group
1. Osada Krechowiecka A detailed account of life on a military settlement
Danuta's "Ankieta" (so-called Hoover statement) written on arrival in Persia while details were still fresh in her mind.
Danuta's Route Map