In 1940 an estimated 1.7 million Polish citizens were deported to various labour camps in Siberia by the Soviet regime. Although now 70 years on, I still have vivid memories of my own experiences during this particularly cruel and difficult time. "Neighbours From Hell" is the story of how this event affected my family and tracks my journey from eastern Poland to Siberia and then beyond as events elsewhere dictated my destiny. Although written with just family in mind, I am happy to share my story with anyone interested.
Julian Rybarczyk February 2010.