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    summary The Ice Road The Ice Road (Download) summary ☆ E-book, or Kindle E-pub ✓ Stefan Waydenfeld The Ice Road is a tour de force that takes the reader into a history that is not well known in the US It is the first person account

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    The Ice Road (Download) Brilliant

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    summary ☆ E-book, or Kindle E-pub ✓ Stefan Waydenfeld Stefan Waydenfeld ✓ 9 characters The Ice Road (Download) Good fortune luck manifests itself in a variety of ways Freuently just how lucky we are comes only with hindsight and even then we may not realize just what contributed to a serendipitous result Yet the extent of a person's fortune may well be a matter of perspective much like the adage about regretting having

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    The Ice Road (Download) An Epic Journey from the Stalinist Labor Camps to FreedomSticking with the apparent theme of Stalinist Russia and its aft

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    The Ice Road (Download) If you like me are a lifelong citizen of USA reading this book will transport you to another world As a high school history teacher I can recite all the battles and strategies of WWII; I can tell you many stories of the Holocaust and Nazi atrocities throughout Europe but I had ZERO knowledge of what happened to people like

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    The Ice Road (Download) Stefan Waydenfeld ✓ 9 characters summary The Ice Road This is a fascinating autobiography by a man whose family was shipped by the Soviets from their home in Poland to a Stalinist labor camp in the forests of Siberia during the beginning days of WW II After many moves occasioned by the Soviets he eventually made it to England where he became a doctor and raised his family The

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    The Ice Road (Download) At the risk of being redundant another excellent addition to the genre recommended heartily for those who tend to be interested in it A bit different from others I've read in that it chronicles the experiences of a family rather than an individual As well an important work in exposing the despicable treatment at that time of the Poles by the Russians

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    The Ice Road (Download) Excellent book I highly recommend it I read this for my World War II history class It's about a part of SovietPolish histor

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    The Ice Road (Download) summary ☆ E-book, or Kindle E-pub ✓ Stefan Waydenfeld This is a sleeper book that gives a vivid personal account of the Waydenfeld family's courageous survival through a Stalinst labor camp in Siberia to their eventual freedom from a divided Poland Keep an old Atlas handy to follow their path

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    The Ice Road (Download) summary The Ice Road The story of a 15 year old boy who lives in Poland when WWII starts It tells his journey in communist Russia Very interesting as you rarely hear about this aspect of WWII It is always about the Nazis

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The Ice Road free read ó E-book, or Kindle E-pub N of Poland in September 1939 were deported to slave labor camps throughout the most inhospitable forests and steppes of the Soviet Union The Ice. This is a fascinating autobiography by a man whose family was shipped by the Soviets from their home in Poland to a Stalinist labor camp in the forests of Siberia during the beginning days of WW II After many moves occasioned by the Soviets he eventually made it to England where he became a doctor and raised his family The book is an account of the terrible treatment of the Polish people by the Soviets of their betrayal by the Western powers and ultimately of being one of the fortunate ones to survive

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The Ice Road free read ó E-book, or Kindle E-pub Road is the gripping story of young Stefan Waydenfeld and his family deported by cattle car in 1940 to the frozen wastes of the Russian arctic nor. This is a sleeper book that gives a vivid personal account of the Waydenfeld family s courageous survival through a Stalinst labor camp in Siberia to their eventual freedom from a divided Poland Keep an old Atlas handy to follow their path

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The Ice Road free read ó E-book, or Kindle E-pub In a forgotten chapter of history 15 million Polish civilians arbitrarily arrested by Stalin as enemies of the people following the Soviet invasio. Good fortune luck manifests itself in a variety of ways Freuently just how lucky we are comes only with hindsight and even then we may not realize just what contributed to a serendipitous result Yet the extent of a person s fortune may well be a matter of perspective much like the adage about regretting having no shoes until seeing the person with no feetNormally a person wouldn t think a memoir about being forced into frozen labor camps during World War II is the type of work that examines luck Yet Stefan Waydenfeld s The Ice Road An Epic Journey from the Stalinist Labor Camps to Freedom shows the full range of good and bad fortune and how capricious it can beWaydenfeld was a teenager in Otwock Poland a city not far from Warsaw as the European continent moved toward the outbreak of World War II The son of a medical doctor and a medical bacteriologist Waydenfeld enjoyed the benefits and opportunities afforded by a comparatively comfortable life one he even terms idyllic That would end rather abruptly when Germany invaded Poland on September 1 1939 and become even worse when the Soviet Union invaded the country from the east 16 days later Waydenfeld s father who had served as a medical officer in the Polish Army was mobilized before the German invasion Five days after the German invasion Waydenfeld then 14 set off on foot with friends toward a mustering point to the east to join the Army He and his friends wouldn t join the Army on their trip and he would not see his home for another eight yearsThrough a fortunate turn of events Waydenfeld s father located him when he took shelter with another family And by chance his mother joined them just as they were going to attempt to return to Otwock to find her Yet the Waydenfelds faced a dilemma try to return to the portion of Poland occupied by Germany or stay in what was now the Soviet occupied section They ending up staying in the Soviet controlled area Ultimately although not technically prisoners hundreds of Poles were deported in crammed cattle cars to Siberian labor camps in 1940 The Waydenfelds ended up in Kvasha a camp in far western Siberia with a subarctic climate Here you shall live they were toldKvasha was not a prison camp There was housing and food available Yet survival depended on working in the great forests of the area cutting and removing timber The phrase freuently heard from the Soviet officials at the camp was He who does not work does not eat Although in his teens Waydenfeld performed a wide variety of difficult tasks in the camp The worst which gives the book its title was when he and his father were part of a crew charged with maintaining the ice road The road consisted of iced ruts on which sleds would transport felled trees in the midst of the winter Maintenance reuired traveling up and down the road gathering water from the adjoining river and resurfacing the ice in the ruts Often working at night the task not only involved working outdoors in sub zero temperatures but often being coated with ice as a result of the water they were reuired to spread on the road The physical burdens and distress of the work almost beggars the imaginationAfter Germany invaded the Soviet Union in June 1941 the Soviets released the Poles although they were limited to places within the Soviet Union and were responsible for their own transportation Although this meant the Weydenfelds would leave Kvasha it also embarked them on a journey of thousands of miles through Kazakhstan Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan by rail on foot and by truck They scavenged local markets for food and took up housing where available aided by the senior Weydenfeld s ablity to occasionally find employment thanks to his medical degree The family and numerous others eventually found passage to Tehran and outside Soviet and German influenceWaydenfeld recounts events with an excellent eye for detail both in terms of events and the family s surroundings Some readers might even wonder about the extent of the detail given that he did not keep a diary and only started making notes of his experiences some 15 years after Regardless The Ice Road tells a compelling story about the treatment of the Poles during World War II an aspect of the conflict that is often overlooked Additionally the book includes a look at the Polish deportations and the formation of a Polish Army corps which Waydenfeld joined once outside Soviet controlDespite the hardships it recounts The Ice Road is a story of good fortune in that the Waydenfeld family survived Yet a couple items in his recounting show just how fortuitous they may have been For example in May 1940 the Waydenfelds stood in line for a German repatriation train that would have returned them to Otwock and the part of Poland occupied by the Germans The family ahead of them in line filled the uota of returnees and they were told to go back to where they were staying and wait for the next repatriation train There was never another and they were deported to SiberiaOr they could look back just a bit In May 1939 the Waydenfelds took a cruise to the Mediterranean They picked it over one slated to go to New York City in August 1939 That ship was in New York City when the war broke out and the passengers spent the war in the United StatesOriginally posted at A Progressive on the Prairie

  • Hardcover
  • 406
  • The Ice Road
  • Stefan Waydenfeld
  • English
  • 01 July 2019
  • 9781607720027