Introduction by nicholas bethell.
FIRST EDITION. 8vo. 6.5 x 9.5 inches. 168 pp. Bound in original black cloth, gilt, in pictorial dust wrapper. A very good copy. Decorated by title page pictorial vignettes. Autobiographical account of the wartime ordeal suffered by Russian born Zoe Polanska (1929-2017). Taken by the German occupation forces to Auschwitz, she survived the pseudo-medical experiments of the infamous Dr Mengele. She was transferred to Dachau, from which she escaped to Vienna and then to Italy. At the end of the war she was taken into one of the camps established for Russians who had served in the German forces. She escaped again before their forcible repatriation back to Russia as a condition of the Yalta Agreement, eventually reaching Britain, where she married a Canadian she had met while he was serving in Austria.
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