Before the year 1989, that is, before the fall of Communism in Poland, the Communist government ordered the destruction of any documents that could have implicated them in the persecution of people opposed to the Communist party. The documents would have been proof of their ignominious actions. Therefore, they were taken away by the truckload from the archives and burned outside of the city limits. My documents were destroyed in Bialystok, as well. After turning down a job with the Polish Secret Police, they harassed me, and blacklisted me so I was unable to work. It was in Bialystok where my persecution was most severe. Nevertheless, most copies of my documents were preserved at the Ministry of Interior in Warsaw...
...The decision was made to escape immediately from the place of danger, and once again, we took what we could. Each of us, like a flock of geese with my father in the lead, slowly walked away from the river fortress toward the woods.
...The fog slowly subsided. When we reached a haystack, my father announced that this would now be our home.
...One night there came an announcement from an airplane with its engine turned off for a moment (so as not to drown out words). The announcement, made in Polish, was that everyone should leave this area because soon the war was going to be over.
...An air raid followed and the entire area was bombed...
"I read it and I was touched. I finished reading Mr. Henry Czajewski's extraordinary life testament. The issues in the book are close to my heart because I know that it is not a work of his imagination, but rather a poignant truth. I shed tears when reading certain parts of this book and I was in awe of his enthusiasm, optimism, and sense of humor. What a wonderful piece of work!" -- B.F., retired doctor of psychology
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