Misplaced in the 1940's, a daughter retraces her father’s journey

A 12 year old boy, Wladislaw Malinowski, was displaced from his home village in Ukraine during World War Two.

He set off on an epic journey across Europe, Asia and finally to Africa, losing his entire family en route.

Decades later, his daughter Wanda Chunnett set out to retrace his steps, a journey which took her to the Ukraine, on to Siberia, Kazakhstan, Iran and finally home to South Africa.

She has combined her father’s memories and journals of his journey with her own experiences in modern Europe and Asia, to produce a book called “The Storks did not Return”.

Listen to the full conversation on the Pippa Hudson Show:

Only 10 percent of the people who stared the journey made it to their final point which is Iran (previously known as Persia)

Wanda Chunnett, Author, The Storks did not Return

There were about 250 000 people who came to Persia, it means close to 3 million people were displaced

Wanda Chunnett, Author, The Storks did not Return

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