Ashes and Diamonds by Jerzy Andrzejewski
... work] Book Review Ashes and Diamonds Jerzy Andrzejewski Northwestern Press; Translated edition (March 1, 1997)
ISBN-10: 0810115190. ISBN-13: 978-0810115194
Ashes and Diamonds is a political novel first published in 1948 but covering only May 5 through May 8, 1945. Written by Jerzy Andrzejewski, it is set in Ostrowiec, Poland, a provincial town in the spring of that year. The principal characters are Stefan Szczuka, Maciek Chelmicki, Krystyna Rozbicka, Antoni Kossecki, Andrzej Kossecki, Alek Kossecki, Juliusz Szretter, Katja Staniewicz, and Franciszek Podgorski.
The war has just ended in World War II. For Poland, that means the German occupation is over and the Russian Communist influence has not yet...