"ONE TWO THREE FOUR and a SUITCASE"
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"RAZ, DWA, TRZY, CZTERY i WALIZKA"
A story of a journey told by the four compiled by Marek and dedicated to "the Cousins". It is fascinating to see how each of the four remembers the journey, the same journey, in a different way. Is it because of their age, their gender or their character? Read the story and judge for yourself.

This story tells of the Sikorski's journey from Poznan, Poland, at the end of the Second World War. The father, Jozefat, had been executed in Berlin by the Nazis on 20th March 1942, leaving behind his widow Walentyna with four young children, Roman, Alina, Andrzej and Marek. They continued to live in their hometown Poznan and endured the German oppression as best they could but with the advance of the Soviet Army in 1945 a new predicament faced the family. Will the new oppressor be endurable?

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Please forgive the quality of the pictures.The pictures are still to be refined. Some of the sections are quite long. You may wish to print them out and read the hard copy at your leisure. Approximate equivalent in A4 size pagelengths of sections is indicated.
  1. Introduction (1 page)
  2. Marek's Story (5 pages)
  3. Andrzej's Story (9 pages)
  4. Alina's Story (6 pages)
  5. Roman's Story (8 pages)
  6. Background from Jurek(2 pages)
  7. Ewa's supplement (2 pages)
  8. Historic Background (2 pages)
  9. Map of the Journey
  10. Map of the Poznan
Alina, Mama, Marek, Roman and Andrzej

Poznan, Poland, 1940

THE LAST PICTURE OF THE FIVE TOGETHER Andrzej, Mama, Roman, Alina, Marek

London 1977

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