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Henri Kichka: I Was a Prisoner of Ten Camps: 1940–1945

Henri Kichka was born in 1926 in Brussels; his parents came from Poland. During the war, he was imprisoned in 10 camps: Camp d’Agde, Camp de Rivesaltes, Sakrau, Klein Mangersdorf, Tarnowitz-Nord, Sankt Annaberg, Kattowiz-Schoppinitz, Blechhammer, Gross-Rosen, Buchenwald. He was liberated 3 days before his nineteenth birthday. After the war he went back to Brussels, where he started a family and where he still lives.

The book documents the activity of Henri Kichka as a writer and witness. It comprises his memoirs, published in Belgium in 2004 and translated into Polish, which have been enhanced with a film footage of his testimony, recorded in Brussels in early December 2016 by Delfina Jałowik and Adam Uryniak.

The book was published thanks to the financial support provided by the Cultural Section of the French Embassy in Poland as part of the BOY-ŻELEŃSKI Publications Support Programme.

Cet ouvrage, publie dans le cadre du Programme d’aide a la publication BOY-ŻELEŃSKI, a beneficie du soutien du Service de Cooperation et d’Action Culturelle de l’Ambassade de France en Pologne.

Published in: Polish
translation: Karolina Czerska
editor: Delfina Jałowik
academic consultant: Teresa Wontor-Cichy
graphic design: Rafał Sosin
format: 170 × 230 mm
no. of pages: 240
ISBN 978-83-65851-02-4
year of publication: 2017

The publication comes with a DVD of the film Henri Kichka: A Prisoner of Ten Camps
Producers: Delfina Jałowik, Adam Uryniak
sound: Stanisław Najmiec
translation: Barbara Ostrowska