Very Good copy, cover and pages show some wear from reading and storage. Binding may have light creases. Lots of life left in these pages. Bookseller Inventory #
Synopsis: Michael Krupa was born into a poor family in south-west Poland, and in his teens was accepted into a Jesuit seminary. He ran away before taking his final vows and joined the army. Soon afterwards, the German tanks rolled into Poland and easily defeated her antiquated forces – the Polish cavalry were armed with sabres. Krupa survived Hitler’s invasion, but was arrested in Soviet-occupied eastern Poland and accused of spying. After enduring torture in Moscow’s notorious Lubianka prison, he was sentenced to ten years’ corrective labour and deported to the Pechora Gulag. Most prisoners there were worked and starved to death within a year. But Krupa managed again to escape, and in the chaos following the Nazi invasion of the Soviet Union made one of the most extraordinary journeys of the war – from Siberia to safety in Afghanistan. Krupa’s Jesuit training had given him an inner strength and resilience which enabled him to survive in the face of appalling brutality and cruelty. Luck and the kindness of strangers helped him complete his epic journey to freedom. The story of the suffering inflicted on millions in Stalin’s camps has been told before – but Krupa’s story is remarkable and unique. He retells his gruelling and traumatic experiences with clarity, honesty and courage, never overdramatising.
About the Author: Michael Krupa was born in Rudnik, near Krakow, and trained to be a Jesuit before joining the 13th regiment of the Polish cavalry in 1937. After his extraordinary exploits during the Second World War he moved to Britain and settled in West Yorkshire, where he still lives.
Title: Shallow Graves in Siberia
Publisher: Minerva Press
Book Condition: VERY GOOD
Book Description Minerva Press, 1995. Paperback. Condition: Very Good. Posted from the UK. ***EXPRESS DELIVERY AVAILABLE AT CHECKOUT***. Seller Inventory # mon0000230398
Book Description Paperback. Condition: Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Seller Inventory # GOR001517605
Book Description Minerva Press, 1995. Paperback. Condition: Good. Usual signs of a well read book but good overall condition. May not look good on your bookcase after reading and probably not suitable as a present unless hard to find elsewhere SECURE DAILY POSTING FROM UK. 30 DAY GUARANTEE. Seller Inventory # mon0002484996
Book Description Minerva Press, London, 1995. Trade Paperback. Condition: Very Good. Second Impressioin. xiv, 183 pp, signed & dated by author on title page; minor soiling & wear, creasing to spine.  Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Signed by Author. Seller Inventory # 165-21