Call for Participants for Ukrainian youth for the international project “History begins in the family: Dialogue of Generations” 2020
My grandfather survived the siege of Leningrad. After the war he studied Archaeology at the Department of History.
During World War II many families were forced to resettle and head to the West leaving behind all their belongings. It was an exhausting travel in goods wagons. Zofia Mazur was a victim of the process.
The story of Stanisław Iwach and his family that travelled all the way to Wysoka, Poland from the Tarnopol voivodship 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.
The winter war became a horrendous test for the military. My grandfather said: “After the Nazi had left the Ukrainian village it was occupied by the Bolsheviks.”
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.
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.
In 1941-1943 my grandfather was a minor prisoner of a Nazi ghetto in Domanivka, Novobohdanivka (Odesa region). He is a son of repressed fathers, former prisoner of a Nazi ghetto. Now he is a pensioner, lives in Donetsk.
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 →