Honors Forum Oct. 4 Features Polish prison poetry
Dr. Halina Ablamowicz, TTU Professor of English and speech communications, will read from her translations of Polish gulag poetry on Thursday, Oct. 4, at 6:30 p.m. in Jere Whitson Hall's Alumni Affairs lobby. In the years 1940-41, close to two million Poles were forcibly deported from eastern Poland to Siberian gulags, Soviet prison camps in which most refugees died of disease, starvation, or exhaustion in subzero temperatures within the first year.
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Dr. Halina Ablamowicz will present
“’In This Place Even the Poor Little Birds Do Not Sing’: Selected Poems about the Soviet Deportations of Poles to Forced Labor Camps in Siberia” Location:
The 35th Annual Conference on Literature and Culture, held at the University of Louisville, February 22-24, 2007, Louisville, Kentucky.
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