An Interview for The Witzke Woman with Lynn Freeman on Radio NZ National

Here a short interview I did with Lynn Freeman. It was aired on the 31st August on Standing Room Only.

Meeting the Auckland Polish Association

While attending the commemoration of the 90th anniversary of the Battle of Passchendaele, Gay and I travelled to Poland. I had already begun writing an early draft and this visit gave me an excellent opportunity to absorb more of what I eventually brought into this story.

This is a New Zealand/Polish story. Members of the Auckland Polish Association recently invited me to introduce the book to them. Three of the original Pahiatua Polish children were present for what was a wonderful experience and opportunity to meet with those who just might have met the real Juliana Witzke in 1944 – 45.

Much of this story is based in Palmerston North and an article and review will be written by Tina White in the Manawatu Standard for 16 August.

A live interview with Lynn Freeman took place on the afternoon of Sunday 31 August on Radio NZ National.