Notes from Exile 1940-1944 [NOOK Book]

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My father first wrote the memoir of his experiences during World War II when he came to America in 1947 longhand in Polish. Later he translated the work into English and typed it into the computer. My sister and I, as well as other close friends and family who have read it, consider the story to be incredible, but then our father was an amazing person, who lived in unbelievable times. We consider ourselves fortunate to have this document and feel compelled to share it with ...
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Notes from Exile 1940-1944

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Overview

My father first wrote the memoir of his experiences during World War II when he came to America in 1947 longhand in Polish. Later he translated the work into English and typed it into the computer. My sister and I, as well as other close friends and family who have read it, consider the story to be incredible, but then our father was an amazing person, who lived in unbelievable times. We consider ourselves fortunate to have this document and feel compelled to share it with anyone, who is interested.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940012100115
  • Publisher: Louise Borke
  • Publication date: 1/30/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 336,785
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Mitchell Borke was born as Mieczyslaw Borkowski in 1919 in Warszawa (Warsaw), POLAND. He graduated from General Joseph Sowinski 1-st Municipal Gymnasium (high school) with Honors in 1936, and went on to study medicine at the Medical Faculty, Joseph Pilsudski University in Warsaw, until the outbreak of World War II on September 1, 1939.

He spent the war years in the Soviet Union in a forced labor camp and on a collective farm, surviving to immigrate to the United States after the war. In the US, Mitchell Borke studied pharmacy at the College of Pharmacy, University of Illinois in Chicago, Illinois, graduating in 1951 B.S. in Pharmacy, with Honors and continuing with his studies to achieve a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Pharmaceutical Chemistry.

From 1957 until 1989, he was a member of the faculty of the School of Pharmacy, Duquesne University, in Pittsburgh, advancing in rank from an assistant professor to full professor and retiring as a Professor Emeritus. While at Duquesne University, he established the programs in Nuclear Science, Radiopharmacy and in Radiological Health as well as the Laboratory in Nuclear Science. Mitchell Borke held membership in numerous professional and honor societies and had 25 refereed journal publications and 6 book reviews (2 in Russian). For the academic year, 1969-1970, he held a Fulbright fellowship to teach Pharmaceutical Chemistry in Taiwan.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 17, 2013

    Ubelievably courageous and heartbreaking

    This is the most in depth material I have read regarding the fate of the polish exiles. Very few books have been written about the war from the vantage point of the the non-jewish Poles. You see what communism is from the perspective of those who have no voice, and how some people will do anything to anyone, to get ahead. This manuscript is filled with stories of both heartbreak, and unbelievable heroism.

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  • Posted April 6, 2015

    Too much detail for me.

    I believe it is a most accurate look into their past. I personally found it had too much detail. I say that because I didn't get the sense that the details were there intentionally to give me a clearer picture or feel of the time. As an example, it took 84 lines (default) to say that they couldn't get accurate news from any newspaper, and went on to telling what each newspaper was like. No disrespect to the authors,but I felt it was like watching a good but long movie, and thinking "when will it end."

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    Posted January 14, 2013

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