Monday, February 1, 2010

Waiting to Be Heard: Lilka Croydon-Trzcinska

In her book Waiting To Be Heard: The Polish Christian Experience Under Nazi and Stalinist Oppression 1939-1955, Bogusia Wojciechowska brings together the stories of many Poles who experienced Nazi and Stalinist brutality.

One of the most moving stories is that of Lilka Croydon-Trzcinska. She was still in high school when the Nazis invaded, and she and her sisters and brother joined the Polish Resistance. For her activities, the Nazis sent her first to Auschwitz and then to the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp. After the war, she wrote about her experiences in a book entitled The Labyrinth Of Dangerous Hours: A Memoir Of The Second World War (with a forward by historian Norman Davies).

Dr. Bogusia Wojciechowska has allowed me to post a video of part of her interview with Lilka Croydon-Trzcinska.


To read my earlier post on Waiting to Be Heard click here.


Marek said...


I just came across your blog and it looks interesting.

I am a documentary filmmaker and have used my family's experience during the war as the subject for a few of my pieces. I have a short one online that you might be interested in.

Polish Embassy DC said...

What a powerful story! Thank you for posting. It's so great that these voices are finally being heard.