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 →
http://www.dialogue-of-generations.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/Interview.m4a In 1943 my father came home for a short leave. On his way to our home, he met my brother and said to him: “Manfred, my son”. My brother replied: “You are not my father, I know him”. My brother hadn’t seen him for a long, long time and couldn’t recognize him. In 1944 … Continue reading Sigrid Henning →
What are your memories from World War II? I was born in November 1939 and World War II had started in September. I was born during wartime and what is worth mentioning is the fact that the Germans forbade giving birth at homes. There used to be district midwives who helped during house births. Now … Continue reading Andrzej Iwan →
The interview was conducted by my grandfather and his wife with her father, Edward Szukiel, and then prepared by me.
Please introduce yourself. I am Mykhailo Vasylenko, the son of Kyrylo Vasylenko, a former front-line soldier and I am going to tell you about him. My father was born in 1918 in the village of Vasylenki [no longer exists], renamed Sliusary, situated in the Reshetylivka district of the Poltava region. That’s where he spent his … Continue reading Kyrylo Vasylenko →
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 history of Lviv during World War II can be discovered interactively. Experts have developed a unique quest and youth from Germany, Poland and Ukraine have had a chance to run it. The competition, both academic and athletic in nature, took place for the second year in a row (April 2016, July 2017) as part of an international project “History begins in the family”.
Photos from the historical quest across the Lviv streets, 6 July 2017
Meeting of the participants of the History begins in the family project with Mrs.Yaroslava Melnychuk, former prisoner of GULAG.