On a bitterly cold winter's morning
in 1940, little Jan Wojciechowski and his family were rounded up
by the conquering Russians to begin the arduous journey to a labour
camp in the Arctic. Along with millions of other Polish citizens,
they endured years of cruel hardship and deprivation. Millions perished
but the Wojciechowski children miraculously survived.
This is the story of a barely known holocaust that brought young
Jan to New Zealand in 1944: at its heart is a family who refused
to be crushed by the terrifying force of Stalinism.
A Strange Outcome also gives a fascinating glimpse into the fledgling
beginnings of big business in New Zealand and the influences that
put Jan, now known as John Roy, on the pathway to a happy and enormously
Also available in Polish.
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