This month's #ReadoftheMonth is for me a difficult read.
Nevertheless I feel it is an important for me to finish.
It gives a well researched factual account of an event my father was personally involved in;
The 1944 Warsaw Uprising.
And so the book is simply
(Hitler, Himmler and the Warsaw Uprising)
My father did not speak in any detail about this period of his life.
He did on occasion mention it.
This was to explain his appearance;
scared face and hands due to burns.
Unfortunately I was only aware of the most rudimentary facts;
- the population of the city collaborated to fight against the Germans
- it was brutally repressed by the Nazis
- the Russians then invaded the city and established a communist regime
This was when he and my father met and subsequently became good friends.
It is a personal emotional account
as opposed to being
a carefully researched factual account.
is little known in the UK.
It is rarely mentioned; certainly not the details.
Maybe now is the time to put the record straight.
But a must read