Time of Fear
Osada Batorówka, District Horochów

When my parents came from town bringing things belonging to me and my sister with them, daddy said that the increased police activity could only augur bad news. Sure enough within hours there came a knock on the door. The first part of a roll-call check of the inhabilitants of each house which came as an order from the Supreme Soviet demanding our removal and that we were to pack all our possessions. The order was signed by 'The National Commissar of the Western Ukraine â Nikita Khrushchev'.