In My Own Words by Czeslawa Ellison
The Spring 2013 edition of the Society’s newsletter contained an abridged version of the remarkable story of Czeslawa Ellison’s early life in Poland and the subsequent privations, upheavals and ravages of war that she experienced at such a very young age. Although her story is not directly connected with Auchencairn, her offer of a copy of her manuscript entitled “In My Own Words” was gladly accepted by the Society as a recent 1st hand account of an important part of World history. It documents the Russian invasion of Poland in September 1939, rather than the invasion from the west by Nazi Germany, and as such is an important social document that details a lesser-known account of this period in Polish history.
Please click on the link below to read the full, unabridged account, which is in PDF format and requires a PDF reader such as Adobe Acrobat in order to view.