Hidden in the Enemy's Sight: Resisting the Third Reich from Within

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Dundurn, 2008 - History - 302 pages
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For 16-year-old Jan Kamienski, life as he knows it ends when Germany invades Poland on September 1, 1939. After a great deal of hardship, he joins the Polish Resistance and eventually, in 1941, is sent to Dresden, Germany, to take up Underground activities there. Armed with false papers, he works at various jobs, maintains a clandestine stopover for Allied couriers, produces Polish-language news bulletins for Poles housed in forced-labour camps, and does everything he can within the heartland of the Third Reich to sabotage the Nazis' war effort. Among Kamienksi's many horrific experiences is his survival during the terrible firebombing of Dresden in February 1945.

After the war, the author becomes a translator in East Germany for the Russian occupiers, studies at the art academy in Dresden, and eventually finds work as an artist. In 1948, after marrying a German woman, he escapes the Soviet zone, is brutally interrogated in a Polish

 

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Contents

Escape and Capture
147
Another Escape
157
Return to Dresden
165
THE REICH COLLAPSES
175
Waiting for the
177
Hades
183
Aftermath
196
Final Days
213

IN THE THIRD REICH
73
Getting Started in Dresden
75
My Resistance Work Begins
88
A Close Call and a New Passport
100
The Turning Tide
109
The Choking Moloch
121
IMPROVING FORTIFICATIONS
135
Forced Labour
137
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229
Disastrous News
248
Fake Art
267
Verification
280
Index
299
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About the author (2008)

Jan Kamienski was born in Poznan, Poland, in 1923 and in 1949 he immigrated to Winnipeg. From 1958 to 1980 he was an editorial cartoonist and writer, art critic, and columnist for the Winnipeg Tribune. Between 1980 and 1988, he was an editorial cartoonist for the Winnipeg Sun. He lives in Winnipeg.

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