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On the grounds of the Skoda factory in Rakow, General Tadeusz Kutrzeba, after twenty days of heroic defence of the city, signed an act putting an end to the defensive action. Next day, in the morning, the Polish delegation appeared at the headquarters of the German Eighth Army under the command of General Blaskowitz - where the ceasefire was established from twelve noon. The final signing of capitulation was put off until the next day as the Germans wished the mayor of the city, Stefan Starzynski, to be present.
A stranger appeared one day at our door with a note from Tytus. He had carried it all the way from Kowno, a city in Lithuania. Tytus informed my mother that he was well and waiting for an opportunity to get to Sweden, from where he hoped to go to England to join the Polish army units there. Mother was completely undone by this. She fantasized about Tytus being in the Royal Air Force, endangered at every moment by the Luftwaffe sending showers of bullets at his plane. Or she imagined him serving in the Royal Navy, his submarine blown up in the midAtlantic.
Resistance 35 That spring of 1940, my young body unfolding, I was given a pink satin bra, an external sign and confirmation of my budding womanhood. I kept it in a drawer, and once in a while I would put it on gradually getting used to its unfamiliar grasp. ' I took out of the drawer that pink satin secret, with its two small cups. I let him hold it in his trembling hands. He looked into my eyes, and then slowly, with reverence, he lowered his face towards the two satin petals and tenderly kissed the insides of each cup, lingering and burying his lips, his face, in the future mysteries locked in the pink softness.