The Resource Prisoner of the Gestapo : a memoir of survival and captivity in wartime Poland, Tom Firth, (electronic resource)

Prisoner of the Gestapo : a memoir of survival and captivity in wartime Poland, Tom Firth, (electronic resource)

Label
Prisoner of the Gestapo : a memoir of survival and captivity in wartime Poland
Title
Prisoner of the Gestapo
Title remainder
a memoir of survival and captivity in wartime Poland
Statement of responsibility
Tom Firth
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Tom Firth was born in Japan where his English father and Polish mother were living. He begins by describing his unusual childhood and the devastating Yokohama earthquake in 1923. In 1930 the family settled in Warsaw, Poland. However they became split up when Poland became overrun by the Nazis and the Russians in 1939. Whilst his father and older brother were in England, Tom found himself trapped in the Russian-occupied part of the country and, after several agonizing months, eventually made his way to Warsaw where his mother had managed to survive the bombing of the city. He vividly describes life under both regimes, as well as the cat-and-mouse game his mother was forced to play with the Gestapo in order to avoid arrest. Later, both became deeply involved with the sheltering of escaped British prisoners of war and it was this activity which led to his capture and imprisonment in a jail in Krakow. Miraculously released after eighteen months captivity, largely due to his command of the Polish language, he vowed to escape to Britain at all cost
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
TEFOD
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1922-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Firth, Tom
Dewey number
940.548141
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
D805.G3
LC item number
F49 2010eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Firth, Tom
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Besetzung
  • Weltkrieg (1939-1945)
  • Poland
  • Polen
Label
Prisoner of the Gestapo : a memoir of survival and captivity in wartime Poland, Tom Firth, (electronic resource)
Link
http://calgary.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=41AE15BA-9CF0-4C33-90CE-3AA1AC711EC5
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Antecedent source
unknown
Color
multicolored
Control code
ocn798579078
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781844684823
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Level of compression
unknown
Other physical details
ill., 1 map.
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)798579078
Label
Prisoner of the Gestapo : a memoir of survival and captivity in wartime Poland, Tom Firth, (electronic resource)
Link
http://calgary.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=41AE15BA-9CF0-4C33-90CE-3AA1AC711EC5
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Color
multicolored
Control code
ocn798579078
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781844684823
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Level of compression
unknown
Other physical details
ill., 1 map.
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)798579078

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