Growing up as the child of exiles, interview with Michael Dembinski
Michael Dembinski is one of thousands of children of Polish exiles who grew up in London in the 1950s. His mother had survived the Siberian gulags. His father had fought in the Warsaw Uprising. His parents, like thousands of other Poles, had to rebuild their lives in a foreign land. If they went back to Poland - they faced arrest, imprisonment or worse.
In this episode of the #heartofpoland show, our host Patrick Ney talks to Michael about his experiences growing up in the UK and then returning to Poland with his parents for the first time. His deep connection to the country of his parents brought him back to Poland in 1997 where he currently works as the Chief Advisor to the British Polish Chamber of Commerce and as a blogger and media commentator.