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Growing Up Between Katyn and Auschwitz

by Maria Szonert Binienda

About The Book

  • The story of Danuta gives readers the human side of Poland’s fate in World War II. This book presents the war’s impact on the life of a young woman and her family while telling their stories in connection with the saga of the destruction of the independent Polish State and its people’s resistance to German and Soviet extermination operations.
    The joint German and Russian aggression on Poland in 1939 was the reverberation of what Poland’s neighbors from the West and East once decreed at the end of the eighteenth century and had been patronizing to the onset of the twentieth century. However, in the middle of the twentieth century, the same decision of destruction and extermination of the Polish nation and the Polish state was made again.
    A system must be created in which economic and military supremacy shall never lead to destruction and disregard of human rights, proclaimed the Polish Pope John Paul II on the 50th Anniversary of WWII.
Publication date May 26,2023
Language English
ISBN (Paperback)
979-8-88963-332-7 (E-BOOK)
Genre History
Pages 358
Interior Color Black and White
Book Size 8.500" x 11.000" (280mm x 216mm)

About The Author

As an attorney by profession, Maria Szonert Binienda is the founder and holds leadership positions in several Polish American organizations. She represented the Polish American community in the advisory council to the marshal of the senate of the Republic of Poland. She also served as honorary consul of the Republic of Poland in the US and vice president for Polish affairs of the Polish American Congress. She finished law at the University of Warsaw and Rutgers University and obtained postgraduate studies and an MBA in journalism.
She publishes in the American, Polish, and Polish American press, focusing on historical and legal issues. She is the author of many English language publications in Poland, including World War II through Polish Eyes, Null and Void, Poland: Case Study on Comparative Imperialism, and published extensively on current events in Poland.


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