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A Cork On the Waves

A Cork On the Waves
By Halina Robinson

At the end of World War II, Halina Robinson was alone. She had survived the dangers and hostility of the Holocaust due to the courage of many Catholic Poles, prepared to risk their own lives and safety of their families to shelter and save her.

Barely seventeen she had now to decide her future. Would she leave Poland, the country where generations of her family made their homes and prospered or would she stay and contribute to building a new, better society? She chose to stay.

The Chapters of “A Cork on the Waves” dealing with those heady, idealistic years also show her awakening as a woman, seeking a balance between study, career, motherhood and family life without the support of a family of her own. It also paints her growing disillusionment with the Polish Peoples Republic.

A Cork on the Waves

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