My visit to the Ukraine 2011 – part 2 – Mizun, near Dolina

Continuing on my journey across once-Polish land and now Ukraine, we also stopped in Mizun, near Dolina at my request. Larger than Michalovka, with brick buildings as well as wooden huts, it had the air of a run-down place, despite the backdrop of beautiful woodland. My parents moved here just before the war (1939) when … Continue reading My visit to the Ukraine 2011 – part 2 – Mizun, near Dolina

Why I wrote ‘Stolen Years’ and ‘The Journey’

Stolen Years and The Journey

My generation of Polish children, born during or just after the war, was brought up on our parents’ stories of their dramatic wartime experiences. As I child, I was unable to comprehend exactly what those stories meant in reality. I didn’t understand the horrors they had experienced in their recent past. When I grew up, … Continue reading Why I wrote ‘Stolen Years’ and ‘The Journey’

My Speech for Polish Heritage Weekend – 05 & 06 May 2018

Kazia Myers Polish Heritage Weekend 2018

I was invited by Barbara Czyżnikowska to take part in the events organised by Project Polska in Leicester to celebrate the Polish Heritage Weekend (05 & 06 May 2018). As part of the Polish Independence Centennial Celebration this year, Project Polska has been collecting 100 stories in 100 words of 100 Polish residents in Leicester. … Continue reading My Speech for Polish Heritage Weekend – 05 & 06 May 2018