“Wherever in the world” was what Polish airman Jan Artymiuk noted when asked where he wanted to settle after the war. This biography, written by his daughter, Lucyna Artymiuk, traces the life of the farmer’s son from near Radzyń Podlaski, to a professional career in the pre-war Polish air force, his escape through Rumania to England in 1939, his experiences in POW camps and his eventual migration and life in Australia. The book not only provides a detailed life journey but also the historical background which impacted on his life and decisions.
Book launch From Poland 'to wherever in the world'. Come and hear from the author Lucyna Artymiuk.
Join us for an afternoon of readings from the book and a conversation with the author
discussing the process of recovering lost family history by the second generation.
Sunday 13 March 2016, 3pm, Auditorium, Polish Club Ashfield
73-75 Norton Street Ashfield NSW 2131
Adults $10, concession $8. Tickets sold at the door.
Lucyna Artymiuk is best known for her extensive activities within Polish community organisations in Australia, more recently focused on history and genealogy, and has dabbled in writing since childhood. This book, which is a publishing debut of the author, is the reconstruction of her father’s story through research, serendipitous discoveries of family correspondence, documentation and photographs, in conjunction with oral history and interaction with family and friends. It is a daughter’s discovery of three-dimensional father; an understanding of the man through adult eyes.