Book details

Publication date: December 2018
Features: 59 B&W photographs, notes, bibliography, index
Keywords: World War II / Oral History
Subject(s): HISTORY / Military / World War II, HISTORY / Canada / Post-Confederation (1867-), HISTORY / Europe / Poland, History of the Americas, World War II / Oral History, History of the Americas, Canada, Poland
Publisher(s): The University of Alberta Press

Aldona Jaworska. Aldona Jaworska was born and raised in Poland and came to Canada as a refugee in 1990. She lives and studies in Calgary.

“Jaworska creates a social history that weaves together personal testimony, recollections, and other archival materials to tell the story of how Polish veterans experienced settlement and a new life in Canada.”

Patryk Polec, University of Ottawa


“Joining the microscopic to the macroscopic, Jaworska presents and interprets the stories of four veterans who fought alongside Canadians but, in the country of their settlement, were treated very differently than the veterans of the Canadian armed forces. Listening to their stories is a lesson in the history of the province and of the country.”

Professor Bozena Karwowska, Chair of Modern European Studies, University of British Columbia

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