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On some signs were visible between cracked dirt: 'Town administration -Vienna', a red one parked...

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Maria's Storyicon for Recommended story

I was seventeen years old when the Germans came, for a while they treated us well, my mother spoke German...

War Experiences Part One of Twoicon for Recommended story

At the beginning of 1939 cousins of my mothers arrived in our town from Permazenc, Germany, and told us...

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Leslie Hardman, a chaplain in the British Army spoke to us for about an hour in Yiddish and gave us...

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They connected the radio station and listened in to the news from Warsaw: they knew where the Germans and...

The Long Journey Home: A Prisoner of War in Upper Silesiaicon for Recommended story

Civilians lined the road giving them bread and fruit, and the Germans allowed it as they had no means...

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In May Douglas was part of a bombing expedition to Maastricht to halt the German advance there and they...

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Him and his freind then rejoined his group and were told to move East for the defence of Warsaw. The Poznan...

Anna's storyicon for Recommended story

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A few days later, when the German advance was in full, "blitzkrieg" flow I left Warsaw and...

Exiled from Poland by Helena Zylkoicon for Recommended story

It was at this time, I believe, that many Polish officers were executed in a camp called Katyn. General...

Born During the Holocaust: Eva Clarke's Storyicon for Recommended storyicon for Story with photo

Eva Clarke's mother, Anka Bergman, survived Auschwitz Concentration Camp and gave birth to her daughter...

Poland to Wales and Back Again (Eventually)icon for Recommended story

As for myself I rejoined the Polish army in France and went through until the end of the war, after 25...

My Odysseyicon for Recommended story

The same thing happened some 4-5 months before, to most of the men of this town, my father and my uncle...

On Both Sidesicon for Recommended story

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This story is set in Poland, where my granddad was brought up and at 19 years old decided to join the army...

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The men in this camp were sorted into working parties and my father found himself being sent to camp E586,...

A Wartime Child Refugee: From Poland to Balhamicon for Recommended story

Alerted to the German invasion of France, the parents made a dash for England, leaving Mark behind in the...

The bravery of my brothers in the Polish resistance - Chapter four.icon for Recommended story

We have later learnt that at the same time Schulz, whose Polish girlfriend was executed by the resistance...

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In 1941 the living condition in ghetto deteriorated as Nazis brought thousands of Jews from Hungary,...

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They got chatting and Roy asked Jean to write to him when he returned to his regiment. Roy and Jean married...

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