First-hand account of when eastern Poland became western Belarus. October 1939

On 1 September 1939 Germany invaded the western half of Poland. Just over two weeks later the Soviet Union invaded the eastern half and immediately began incorporating it in to the Soviet Union. Below is an extract of my book ‘Two Years in a Gulag’ describing the event using a Pleszak family first-hand, hand-written account … More First-hand account of when eastern Poland became western Belarus. October 1939

Belarus Bees

I have been interested in bees all my life. I studied zoology at university and have really enjoyed keeping bees for the last 10 years. Although my dad came from a rural farming community in pre-war eastern Poland he showed no interest in bees and I don’t think he even liked honey. My dad’s story … More Belarus Bees