Encounters with people whose fates moved me deeply have allowed me to create works in various forms.
My latest book is a review of my father’s memories of his childhood and youth in Lwów.
My Latest Book:
Lwów – A City Lost
Memories of a cherished childhood
My latest publication deals with the life story of my father Stanislaw. In LWÓW, A CITY LOST I follow the traces of his childhood and youth in the former Polish metropolis.
His gripping and fascinating story before and during the Second World War ends with the expulsion of his family, and finally leads him into American exile, which would become Stanislaw Szybalski’s new homeland.
My Father was already retired when he got his first computer. One of the first things he did was write down chapters of his life in Polish. For the first time I could read in detail about his youth. What fascinated me in his memories was how he remained true to his childlike world of thoughts and spirit. From this perspective I was able to understand how much children of war, despite bombs, occupation and constant danger to their lives, have an insistent urge to “be a child”. My father’s need to establish an age-appropriate normality at that time is so full of touching episodes that, despite the many tragedies in his life, I am grateful to him for his honesty and openness. I wrote this book because I wanted to convey this positive feeling to others. “