Date added: 2014-09-26 Andrzej Wieslaw Dębicki / Canada

/ Debicki_Murdered by Typhoid / PL

Andrzej shows a drawing by Alicja Edwards and explains how this drawing epitomizes for him the entire experience of the deportation. He then reads a text about the death of Maria Malik in Uzbekistan, where the family asked the stone carver to carve “Murdered by typhoid” on her gravestone. The carver argued that typhoid was a disease and people are not murdered by it, but the family insisted that the circumstances that led to Maria getting typhoid were a case of murder. When Andrzej wrote his memoir, he ended it with this drawing and this quote, as he felt it was a fitting summation of the experience.

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Author of memoirs

Andrzej Wieslaw Dębicki

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  • Place of Birth: Krakowskie / Kraków
  • Place of residence in 1939: Wołyńskie / Włodzimierz
  • Deportations and repressions: /
  • Military experience: 1939-09-01-1939-09-19 - September 1939 Campaign
    Przyznaczone do 5 Dywizji Artylerii konnej do Oświeńcimia koło Kraków / Assigned to 5th Artillery Division in Oświeńcim near Kraków.
  • Other wartime circumstances:
  • Place of residence after 1945.: Canada / Quebec / Montreal

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