The Rape of Poland: Pattern of Soviet Aggression

By Stanislaw Mikolajczyk | Go to book overview

Chapter Eighteen ESCAPE
The break for liberty Home for a razor and a gun To the forest Helped by a "Communist" Safe in the British zone

OF the eight of us who made the break for liberty, six came through. The two who were caught were Bryja and Mme. Hulewicz--Bryja, who had lost his only son in the Warsaw uprising against the Nazis, and the brave girl whose parents had been murdered by the Nazis. Mme. Hulewicz had served as my secretary after a career as an assistant at the University of Cracow and performed dangerous courier work as a member of the underground during the German occupation. She also was the author of the book called Through Woman's Eyes.

They were caught in Czechoslovakia before the Gottwald coup d'état. That country even then was in the toils of Communists. It had been a country ever eager to offer sanctuary to political refugees as, indeed, most of its leaders had been, in other countries in other times.

But now the Security Police of Czechoslovakia, working as much for the NKVD as were the Polish Security Police, returned the two patriots to the, pitiless revenge of the Communist Polish government. It is my intention here to tell only of my own escape, not of the escape of

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