Unfortunately last year my grandfather passed away, which is why I no longer have the opportunity to take the interview. His name was Semion Gelman. He was a Jew who survived the siege of Leningrad. He was born on October 15, 1927 in Leningrad. I don’t know much about his life, and the information I … Continue reading Semion Gelman →
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 →
My grandfather speaks about his life, the main focus is put on the emigration from Lviv to the Polish Recovered Territories.
I would like to present the story of Stanisław Iwach and his family – a family that travelled all the way to Wysoka, Poland from the Tarnopol voivodeship in the Eastern Borderlands. The story is presented by an elderly social activist in his eighties.
The interview was conducted by my grandfather and his wife with her father, Edward Szukiel, and then prepared by me.
A story of Lidia, a daughter, and Natalia, granddaughter about their mother and grand-mother Anna Fokina, who have been forcibly moved to Germany and worked there on a plant as ostarbeiters.
The war began when Nadiia was not even a one year old, but the worst memories are connected with the post-war times, the famine of 1946-1947.
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.
Memories of the past Interview with Józef Boba I am 83 years old. I was born in Polanka. My parents’ names were Franciszka and Jan. And your name is Józef Boba. My name is Józef Boba. I remember the war very well. I was seven years old then and I went to school already. I … Continue reading Józef Boba →