A Hidden Life

On Sunday, February 25, 2007, Marzena Ladiejewska and her mother Urszula Winiarski went to their former home in Cheshire, Connecticut. The house was up for sale, and Marzena and Urszula arrived to prepare it for an open house later that day.

Urszula’s former husband, Tadeusz, had been living there, but the court barred him from the premises when his ex-wife was pres¬ent. Urszula divorced Tadeusz in July 2006, after enduring more...

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Mathew N. Schmalz is associate professor of religious studies at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts.