Thanks to the hard work and persistence of my cousins in Poland, we are all prepared for a book talk on the evening of July 4 in Bochnia, Poland, the hometown of my father. Here is the poster that they prepared. We have also arranged to skype in my father for the evening, so that he can watch and participate in the presentation. I'll be sure to share some photos, maybe a short video, and of course photos of my cousins and family members who are making this special day possible.
It's been two years since I left Europe and last updated this blog... lots have happened since the summer of 2015. My book, Captured in Liberation, was published in December of 2016, and that has opened doors that I could never have imagined. Just last week, I spoke in my hometown of Elyria right in the shadows of where I grew up, with my father in attendance. That and other speaking engagements have reintroduced old class mates and acquaintances (some who I've not seen since my childhood), old friends of my father, and many more. Soon I will be going back to Europe, visiting England and Poland, to complete yet more unfinished business. I have a talk scheduled in my father's hometown of Bochnia, Poland. The local library has scheduled two hours for the evening, my young cousins to help as interpreters. I will also go back to England for the first time in over 30 years, where a reunion with family members is being planned. Among my visits will be a lonely cemetery in Burgh by Sands, to do what I promised in the last page of the book's Epilogue.
I welcome you to join me in this new adventure.
Author - Andrew Bajda
I've been working on writing the story of my father for two years, his adventures during WW2. I will retrace his steps and use this blog to share stories and images of the places that make up his fascinating story.