When the war started, you were just a small child, of course you can’t remember much but what memories, if any, do you have from this period? If I were to start with the war, it would be the year 1942 or 1943, because when the war started I was barely 3 years old and … Continue reading Zofia Mazur →
Tell me about your childhood, please. Yustyna and me slept on a skrynya next to a stove. We kept our clothes there and called it skrynya. At 4 am we heard an aircraft noise. Planes would buzz, throw bombs. The house remained intact even though it should have been a target. There was a garden in front of our … Continue reading Vira Paripsa →
The interview was conducted by my grandfather and his wife with her father, Edward Szukiel, and then prepared by me.
My great-granny didn’t know that in February 1943 her sister Motia, all her family including two children – Slavik and Valia – were killed by the SS officers.
Please introduce yourself and tell us about your family and relatives. I’m Poznyar Vladimir Yakovlevich. I was born in 1934. I have 2 daughters and 3 grandchildren. My life was not easy, there were many tragic moments. I was born in Chimkent (South Kazakhstan). My parents, Zaidel Ida and Poznyar Yakov, lived there. Tell … Continue reading Volodymyr Poznyar →
The story of my great-grandmother taught me how important faith in people is.
In August 1943 you were conscripted to the Reichsarbeitsdienst(labour service). What was the course of events? I had completed the last year at the town’s school, which was turned into a grammar school after the war. But the lessons were given like at a grammar school. That’s why I would have had to go to … Continue reading Karl Juesten →
Zofia Listosz was born in 1951, after the end of the war. In the interview, she spoke about the difficult life under the occupation, which her family and her dearest experienced. She also spoke about discovering history.