Those Who Trespass Against Us: One Woman's War Against the Nazis

Those Who Trespass Against Us: One Woman's War Against the Nazis by Countess Karolina Lanckoronska

Title: Those Who Trespass Against Us: One Woman's War Against the Nazis
Author: Countess Karolina Lanckoronska
ISBN10: 1844134172
ISBN13: 978-1844134175
Publisher: Pimlico (March 3, 2006)
Language: English
Subcategory: Leaders & Notable People
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Rating: 4.0/5
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Pages: 256 pages
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Those Who Trespass Against Us: One Woman's War Against the Nazis by Countess Karolina Lanckoronska


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The first English-language publication of one of the greatest Second World War memoirs — with a new preface by Norman Davies.Born in Vienna in 1898, Karolina Lanckoronska was an aristocrat and art historian who taught at the University of Lwow. When the Soviets came to occupy the city, Lanckoronska became active in the Polish resistance. She was arrested in 1942, imprisoned and sentenced to death before being incarcerated, first in Stanislau then in Lwow and Berlin. She was finally placed in a concentration camp in Ravensbruck.As a Countess, Lanckoranska was subjected to varying treatment, at times suffering near starvation, only to receive extra food and medical care at other times according to the often-conflicting concerns of the authorities in Berlin. With the intervention of some influential friends, the honourable actions of one Nazi, and efforts by the Swiss scholar Carl J. Burckhardt, she was eventually released.Throughout her imprisonment, Lanckoronska remained defiantly resilient, loyal to Poland and committed to her fellow prisoners. Her magnetic personality and superb storytelling makes this a powerful narrative and sustains our interest through harrowing reading. Hers is an extraordinary story of courage and will.