A child’s journey from the Arctic to the Equator – Part 2 (Episode 47)


This story is featured in Episode 47

This is a continuation of the story we started in Episode 46.

In order to answer the quesion: What do Poles have to do with Iran, India and Africa – when and how did they find themselves there?,  POLcast talked with a person who went through this experience – Irene Tomaszewski from Ottawa, whom POLcast listeners know from our previous conversation about Cosmopolitan Review (CR) online magazine in Episode 6. Irene Tomaszewski is a writer and editor of CR. She is the co-author, with Tecia Werbowski, of “Codename Żegota: The Most Dangerous Conspiracy in Occupied Europe,” published by Praeger in 2010, and translator /editor of “Inside a Gestapo Prison: The Letters of Krystyna Wituska” published by Wayne State University Press in 2005.

On this story page, accompanying Part 1 of the interview (the Soviet Union, Persia, and India), you can find many links and information.

Below are links to Irene Tomaszewski’s articles on Part 2 of the story – its African chapter –  which appeared in Cosmopolitan Review:

February 1940: Exile, Odyssey, Redemption

When Rhinos Roamed the Polish Prairie: The Exotic Homeland of Poles in Africa

In the Shade of the Baobab Tree


Amanda Chalupa‘s articles:

Once Upon a Time in Africa… – about the reunions of the Under the Baobab Tree Club in Poland

The Africa Connection


O Autorze:

POLcast is an English language podcast, a colourful audio magazine delivered directly to your smartphone, computer or tablet. POLcast is created for everybody interested in Poland. If you have a Polish customer, colleague, girlfriend or grandmother - you will hear something helping you to enrich these relations. Each episode brings you interesting interviews, historical facts, trivia and more.

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