Memories of a Polish prisoner’s daughter

Childhood during World War II I was born 01.05.1940 in Warsaw. In my early childhood during World War II I experienced all kinds of terror under the occupation of Nazi-Germany.  I come from a family who at that time belonged to the so-called intelligentsia. My father – Jan Derengowski (born…

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The 4th generation is ready for reconciliation

Interview with Damien Bertrand, great-grandson of Edmond Forboteaux who died on May 3rd, 1945. 1 How did you learn about what happened to your grand-father? In my family, people hardly spoke about my great-grandfather’s concentration camp experience probably because his death in May 1945, shortly before the liberation by the…

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