My Sister’s Mother is a World War II history of Poland, as seen through the eyes of a young mother and her child deported to Siberia.  Who knew that Soviet Russia back in 1939, 1940, and 1941 would attack and ravage Poland along with Hitler and Germany?  The secret additional protocol to the pact between Germany and Russia in 1939 called for divying up Poland.  Only when Germany turned on Russia in 1941 did “Uncle Joe” Stalin become an ally to the West, setting the course of Poland’s oppression under Communism until 1989 with the emergence of Solidarity movement.

(The following map is a courtesy of author, Wesley Adamczyk, When God Looked the Other Way, University of Chicago Press, 2004)

Partition of Poland in 1939
Book available at: Fishpond