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Pylyp Slabyi

I've heard the stories about World War II since my childhood. So during the project, I decided to learn more about my an...
Kateryna Uzhevska

Elli Treptow

Interview with my grandmother about her flight, trauma, the time after the war and about the question how her family spo...
Marlene Rehbein

Genowefa Ruman

Genowefa Ruman was born in Jastrzębik in 1949. She had eight of siblings. Their parents were working hard to provide for...
Gabriela Kolodziej

Oleksii Sydorov

Oleksii Sydorov was born in 1920. Until the beginning of World War II served in the Soviet Army in the Navy since 1938. ...
Daria Nesterenko

Bernd Müller

Bernd grew up in Northern Germany. He speaks about his childhood memories during and after the year, the role that Natio...
Linh Müller

Grażyna Oczkowicz

Grażyna Oczkowicz was born in December 1937 in the village of Rzędowice in the Lesser Poland Voivodeship. Grażyna was th...
Aleksandra Oczkowicz

Ivan Zakharov

Ivan Zakharov was born in 1918 in Zorka village, Orel province (Russia). In 1938, he was called up for military service ...
Ivan Hryvko

Anna H.

Extract from the interview with Anna H. in which she recounts her family history & her memories of the time of the Secon...
Franziska Lamp

Heinz Goetz

My grandfather was born in 1939 in Delmenhorst. Two years later, his father, a public servant, was transferred to Orlová...
Nadjeschda Stoffers

Achim

Interview with my great-uncle Achim about fleeing from Silesia
Pauline Reinhardt

Kazys Romanas Valys

My grandfather Kazys Romanas Valys was born on May 25th in 1942 in the Raseniai district municipality, Lithuania. His mo...
Roberta Bartkutė

Halyna Serhiienko

Halyna Serhiienko was born in 1946 in the Ukrainian town Mariupol, Donetsk oblast. In the interview she tells the story ...
Mark Borodai

Yakiv Trusov

This story is about our father, grandfather, and great-grandfather who took part in the most fierce battles of the Germa...
Valentyna Kasian

Ivan Holyak

The history of my family reflects the course of life in a totalitarian regime, and all that my grandfather and great-gra...
Mykhailo Didenko

Zinaida Laskova

Zinaida Laskova was born on August 21, 1926 in the village of Hnylozubivka into a large family. She survived the Holodom...
Alina Tanasova

Semion Gelman

Semion Gelman was born on October 15, 1927 in Leningrad. He survived the siege of Leningrad. Worked as a teacher of Hist...
Iryna Simonenko

Zofia Mazur

Zofia Mazur was born on the 24th of November 1936 in Semenivka, 25 km from Lviv. During World War II, like many others, ...
Ola Makowiecka

Vira Paripsa

Vira Paripsa, my grandmother, was born February 1, 1935 in the Rososha village to a family of 11 children. She witnessed...
Olga Solonenko

Sigrid Henning

My grandmother was born on the 15th of February 1945 in Bielefeld. She grew up There and completed an apprenticeship a...
Melina Henning

Rita Althausen

R. Althausen is vice chairwoman of the German-Israeli Society (DIG) and daughter of Oskar Altmann, who is a witness of t...
Philipp Blaich

Oliver Jagolski

I interviewed my father, who was born in 1972 and will talk about his father and grand father as well as his uncle. H...
Natalia Jagolski

Stefaniya Duts

Stefaniya Duts was born on May 22, 1935 in Volya Gorodecka, Lublin region, Poland. She was relocated to Donbas. Later es...
Marko Basarab

Andrzej Iwan

Andrzej Iwan - wartime memories of a child. Andrzej Iwan was born in November 1939. As a child he had a different per...
Wanda Iwan

Christa Maischak

Christa grew up in 1930's in a small village near Breslau, today Wrocław. She and her family was forced to leave their h...
Theresa Maischak

Stanisław Baszowiecki

Stanisław Baszowiekci was born in 26.051940r. in Przemiwółki village, in Lviv voivodship. He had to move from his home t...
Natalia Penar

Stanisław Iwach

Stanisław Iwach was born in 1935, in Tarnopol, within the Eastern Borderlands. He was one of the 7 siblings. In 1944, wh...
Martyna Iwach

Edward Szukiel

Edward Szukiel was born in 1930 in Wozgielance, Wilno region. He has 4 siblings. His father was a blacksmith. He was rai...
Aleksandra Peisert

Oleksandr Salun

Oleksandr Salun (my grandfather) was born on January 20, 1942 in the village of Muravy, Novhorod-Siverskyi region, Chern...
Oleksandra Vorotilova

Anna Fokina (Sherdits)

Anna Fokina (Sherdits), my great grandmother, was born on August 8, 1923 in the village of Krestyshe, Sovetskiy district...
Victoria Oros

Kyrylo Vasylenko

My grandfather, Vasylenko Myhailo, tells us about his father, my great-grandfather, Kyrylo Vasylenko, born 1918. During ...
Vladyslav Kravtsev

Nadiia Loboda

She was born in 1939 on the 16th of January in Novomykolayivka, Zaporizhzhia region,Ukraine. The beginning of the Second...
Anton Samoylenko

Olena Borzenko

Olena Borzenko was born in the village of Vysokyi, Kharkiv region in 1953. She is the only child in her family. Her pare...
Daryna Petrenko

Volodymyr Poznyar

Volodymyr Poznyar (my grandfather) was born on February 28, 1934 in Chimkent (Southern Kazakhstan). In 1938 (during the ...
Yuliia Bezzubko

Günter Knura

Oriana Rath

Meeting with Mrs. Yaroslava Melnychuk

Oleksa Stasevych

Rozalia Graboń

My great-grandfather Józef Graboń was born on 17th July 1913. My great-grandmother Rozalia was born on 8th February 1916...
Jakub Gomółka

Stefania Jasińska

Stefania Jasińska (née Kramarczyk) was born on 26th December 1926 in Osiek, Poland. In 1941, she was taken to Germany to...
Aleksandra Płonka

Karl Juesten

Karl Juesten was born in West Germany. After he graduated school with 17 years, he was conscripted to the German army. F...
Philipp Jüsten

Józef Boba

The oldest member of my nearest family, my grandfather Józef Boba, was born on 26th December 1932 in Polanka Wielka. To...
Barbara Boba

Meeting with Mrs. Zofia Posmysz

Oleksa Stasevych

Hans-Jürgen Symanski

Born on June 17, 1937, in Lyck (today’s Poland). Escaped January 1945 from East Prussia to West Germany together with hi...
Helena Pünjer

Krystyna Środa

Krystyna Środa was born in 1940. She has been living in Mętków ever since her childhood. She survived the war as a child...
Grzegorz Rusek

Zofia Listosz

Date of birth: 18th January 1951 Moved to Lublin: 1967 Finished school: 1969 Got married: 30th April 1972 Father's d...
Dominika Pituła

Pavlo Levytskyi

In 1933 Pavlo was born in the small village Stara Ushytsia, which was a big town back then. When he entered the second g...
Yulia Levytska

Barbara Mudyna

Barbara Mudyna was born on 6th January 1937. Parents: Gabriela and Eugeniusz Raszek Children: Anna, Krzysztof and Wojc...
Jakub Kamieniarz

Dariia Zavoiska

Mrs. Dariia Zavoiska was born on June 3, 1950, in the village Verbivka, Perehinske district, Stanislav (today: Ivano-Fra...
Roman Zvarych

Emilia Kowalska

Emilia was the second youngest child in the family. She had three older sisters: Felicja, Stanisława and Krystyna, and o...
Łukasz Kowalski

Oleh Pavlish

Oleh Pavlish was born on June 20, 1971, in Kryvyi Rih, Ukraine. He went to school No. 61. After finishing the 8-th gr...
Valeriia Pavlish

Volodymyr Zalevskyi

My grandfather was born in Odesa oblast (region) on July 3, 1971. In 1986 he graduated from school. In 1991 he graduated...
Serhii Zalevskyi

Barbara Wyciszkiewicz

Barbara Wyciszkiewicz was born on 30th November 1946 in Katowice. She lives in Łopuszno with her husband Jerzy. She has ...
Paulina Bożyk

Volodymyr Voitiuk

This interview is about Ivan Nahorniuk, Volodymyr Voitiuk’s grandfather. He was born on the 7th of January 1922 and was ...
Ksenia Voitiuk

Elvira (Vira) Gutsalo

On March 8, 1945 – was born in Germany, 35 miles from Rhine. At the age of three months came back to Kyiv with her mom. ...
Lilia Trubka

Zofia Raj

Mrs. Raj was born on 11th May 1950 in Kęty near Oświęcim. She is the daughter of Stanisława and Józef, but she was raise...
Aga Kawczak

Lidiya Zubanenko

Lidiya was born on February 12, 1927, in the village Lukshyno, Smolensk region (Russia). In 1935 she went to school. ...
Olia Vasilets

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