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Lublin Postal Center

The postal center in Lublin represents Kasia's only source of stability throughout her experience in the war. Her Papa worked at the postal center before the war started, and he continued to work at the postal center while the girls were imprisoned at Ravensbrück. After the war, when Poland continues to be occupied by Soviet forces, Papa still works at the postal center, a constant force in the sea of inconsistency that has washed away Kasia and Zuzanna's lives. While Kasia was at Ravensbrück, the post provided the only link between her and her father.

Although Kasia's wedding ceremony is sparsely attended because, "the Moscow Polish Worker's Party discouraged anything that distracted workers from the collective needs of the people, including Church weddings. They considered them gaudy spectacles, so people were wary of being seen at them" (352). Since the Church is so public and...

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