The Numbers Had to Tally


The harrowing ordeal of Kazimierz Szmauz, picked up by Red Army at the beginning of the Second World War. After months of interrogation by the NKVD, the Soviet Secret Police, he was sentenced to eight years in a labour camp by court he had never seen. A terrific read, that reveals an almost unbelievable tale of survival against all the odds.

Size 195 x 126mm
Weight 350gms

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An extraordinary tale of survival

The Numbers Had to Tally tells the true story of twenty-three year old Kazimierz Szmauz. In 1939 Kazimierz (pictured) found himself in the wrong place at the wrong time when he was picked up by the Red Army whilst trying to cross between the Soviet and Nazi occupied Zones of Poland. After lengthy interrogation he was thrown into the living hell of labour camps and their backbreaking work norms.

‘The Numbers Had to Tally’ is a remarkable story of imprisonment and survival against all the odds.

Now also available as an e-book.

Kazimierz Szmauz 1916 – 2011

See the Video read by the late Robin Summers

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