Fleeing from the Hunter

On the run in Nazi-occupied Poland, thirteen-year-old orphan Marian Finkelman — later Domanski — must fend for himself in a desperate search for safety. Forced to grow up much too early, the daring young boy risks his life over and over again to slip in and out of the ghetto in his hometown of Otwock to find food. When he finally escapes the ghetto, alone and living by his wits, Marian’s perfect Polish and fair complexion help him narrowly escape death as he travels through the Polish countryside “passing” as a Polish-Catholic farmhand. A heart-rending tale of lost youth, Fleeing from the Hunter poignantly describes the quick thinking and extraordinary will to live that are Marian Domanski’s greatest strengths as he manages to survive against all odds.

Introduction by Joanna Michlic

En bref
Fausse identité
Documents datant de la guerre
Pologne d’après-guerre
Immigration au Canada en 1970

224 pages

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Photo of Marian Domanski

À propos de l'auteur

Marian (Finkelman) Domanski est né en 1928 à Otwock (Pologne). Il s’est enrôlé dans l’armée de l’air polonaise après la guerre et a travaillé comme photographe avant d’aller s’installer au Danemark en 1968. Il a immigré au Canada deux ans plus tard et a été très actif dans la communauté juive polonaise de Toronto jusqu’à son décès en 2012.

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I asked myself, Am I a criminal doomed for execution? I was determined to run away … that thought never left my mind.