AUTHOR's REASONS FOR WRITING THE STORY
Circled is the author, as a child, in the Ruckenfeld DP camp.
The Fisch family were the first Polish DP family to arrive in Syracuse, NY
All Love Comes Home
A Promise of Truth
The author has dedicated this Slavic story to Bronislawa and Andrew Fisch, his parents, who conducted their lives honorably, resisting oppression, destruction and annihilation while keeping faith in God, country, home and family. Most important of all, their love of
higher ideals sustained them through a desperate time when Communist and Nazi atrocities were hidden from the world. This volume’s storyline is based on their story as it unfolded between the German militarism and Soviet communism.
All Love Comes Home presents, in the form of a novel based on a true story, the terrifying events in eastern Poland preceding and including the first twenty-two months of World War II.
Although this phase of the war officially commenced in August 1939 with the invasion of eastern Poland by the Soviet Union, operatives of the Soviet NKVD secret police—predecessor to today’s KGB—had been infiltrating the communities of eastern Poland for at least a decade before the outbreak of war in an attempt to instill fear and foment discontent among the Polish, Jewish and Ukrainian populations there. The guiding force of the NKVD in its clandestine operations was the expansionist policies of the Russian Bolshevik (Communist) Revolution of 1917. By the time the Soviet armed forces militarily invaded Eastern Poland on September 17, 1939, the Soviet NKVD and its local agents had terrorized and already executed thousands of the intelligentsia (“Clean Hands”). Among those that survived the Soviet terror were my parents, who had
an opportunity to leave eastern Poland, and instead embraced the higher patriotic ideal - love of
country, went into the fire, overcame breathtaking life and death circumstances, and survived the
unimaginable of WWII. And it is the story of one person, Gene Fisch's mother, whose passion for life in particular saved her family and her love of home, family, and citizens of Poland.
The book’s story follows this mother’s preparation, planning, and leadership in history’s untold official takeover of eastern Poland by the government of the USSR in October 4, 1939. The intimately
personal family history is juxtaposed against the Soviet authorities, and NKVD and its agents, systematically carrying out mass executions, deportations and slow deaths by starvation, exhaustion and freezing. During the 22 months of the Soviet occupation (August 1939 - June 1941), four million Catholic and Christian citizens of the eastern Polish borderlands were ruthlessly and methodically eliminated. The family humanly triumphed Soviet evil with passion, determination and
never-compromising higher ideals of love of country, family, God.
The author’s purpose in writing the book is to recount, through his story and that of his parents and siblings, those human traits that give meaning to human life. He was born in eastern Poland in the most unlikely of circumstances—his mother give birth to him in a field at the edge of a forest, bit off the umbilical cord, and spent the next three years trying to keep him alive despite
all the odds against his survival. He brushed up against death on several occasions during his childhood. He asks himself now why those things happened to him and why he is so lucky to be alive and in the safe haven that is America. Having been active in Polish causes, he wishes now to inspire younger generations to learn about their history—their Slavic, Catholic heritage—and
he wishes to give expression to the rich historic ethnic voice in America.
With all this in mind, he has also created his GM Sto Lat Publishing Company.
Soon to be released:
To Have A Tomorrow
This and subsequent volumes will cover author’s two lives:
a) the family’s struggle, beating the odds in the most desperate of times
b) applying the parents spirit, mind, and body and aspirations as a refugee, Displaced Person (DP), worthy of the American ideal.