Chapter 15 Epilogue
The story ends abruptly. I asked my family what happened when he was ‘liberated’ by the soviet army? Did he go back to his home-village Brzeznica?
He did not go back immediately. This story was published during Polish communism so Stasiek needed to be careful what he wrote.
Many Polish soldiers that fought on the side of the allied forces and returned to Poland were tortured and/or murdered by the Russians. Many such stories were told to me when I lived in Poland during the 80s.
As my uncle also returned from ‘the west’, he had to go in hiding, again, until his story would be verified by different sources.