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Stanislaw Kulik was born in Poland in 1924 and in 1940 he and his family were sent to the Soviet gulags. His extraordinary experiences over the next five years are described in this inspiring memoir.
After the war, Stanislaw settled with his wife, Isa, near St. Andrews, Scotland. Known as Stanley or Stan, he had two children and three grandchildren. Stanislaw initially worked on the local farm, then for Fife local authority, and he was a keen gardener. After over 70 years of happy family life, Stanislaw died in 2016.
Dr Nicholas Kinloch, Stanislaw’s grandson, graduated from St. Andrew’s University before winning a scholarship to the Ivy League University of Pennsylvania. He also has a PhD from University College London and currently works as an educational psychologist. He has lived and worked in the USA, Czech Republic and Poland.