The Ice Road: An Epic Journey from the Stalinist Labor Camps to Freedom

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National Book Network, 2010 - History - 406 pages
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In a forgotten chapter of history, 1.5 million Polish civilians-arbitrarily arrested by Stalin as enemies of the people following the Soviet invasion of Poland in September 1939-were deported to slave labor camps throughout the most inhospitable forests and steppes of the Soviet Union. The Ice Road is the gripping story of young Stefan Waydenfeld and his family, deported by cattle car in 1940 to the frozen wastes of the Russian arctic north.

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User Review  - BlackSheepDances - LibraryThing

An Epic Journey from the Stalinist Labor Camps to Freedom Sticking with the apparent theme of Stalinist Russia and its aftermath, I found this memoir fascinating. It’s always more interesting to read ... Read full review

A Riveting Book

User Review  - DouglasRachko - Borders

Although it is a true story, the book reads like a harrowing adventure novel about a Polish adolescent’s escape, along with his mother and father, from Stalinist Russia during WWII. The young man and ... Read full review


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Stefan Waydenfeld was born in Poland in 1925. A retired physician who currently resides in England, this is his first book.

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