WINDOW TO FREEDOM: A JOURNEY OF SURVIVAL IS MARIAN WIACEK'S FIRST BOOK.
The book's publication is the realization of a dream Marian has held close to his heart for many years. Upon the passing of his wife of 50 years, Danuta, in 2013, Marian began to work on this project in earnest.
At the end of his epic seven year journey, in September 1947, Marian landed in Southampton (England) and was sent to Cumberland to finish high school. After graduation he was demobilized and obtained a job in Aylesbury. At about the same time his family was shipped from East Africa to England. He moved to London and pursued further education. In 1963 he met and married Danuta Binieda, whose father lost his life in the infamous Dachau concentration camp.
In 1975, with three small children, the couple immigrated to Canada, first to Montreal, then in 1979 to Mississauga near Toronto. Marian worked for Duracell as a Product Development Manager. In 1988 he was transferred to America, as Duracell had a worldwide research center in Needham near Boston. There again Marian worked as a manager developing improved alkaline and zinc-air batteries.
Marian retired in 1997 and headed back to Canada, where on the shores of Kootenay Lake in British Columbia he and Danuta built their log house. The couple spent many happy years together there, gardening and enjoying the company of their many new friends.
Marian now lives in Delta, British Columbia, with his daughter and her family.