Bigos – A stew, hunter’s stew rich with meats, mushrooms, sauerkraut and dried fruits.
So today my blog bigos is made up of a slew of blurbs …
From The News.PL, a couple of days ago, they wrote about historians that uncovered a previously unknown memoir by one of the victims of a notorious WW II Nazi operation against Polish intelligentsia (called Sonderaktion Krakau of November 1939).
One of the principals, Zygmunt Starachowicz, kept a memoir of the experience with:
- Interesting Profiles of the detainees
- How he was a law graduate signing documents at Jagiellonian University when he was arrested with 182 academics
- How 20 of the 183 people died in captivity
- A memoir penned in 1941, that lay in unopened envelope for 70 years
Sadly, Zygmunt died in 1944 after being arrested by the Nazis in July 1944 [probably as a result of his activities as a member of the underground, leading clandestine lectures in law and history, and forging documents for the official “Home Army” (AK)].