Hall of Testimonies

About the Testimonies
View Survivor Profiles
Submit a Testimony

Wanda (Gorzelanczyk) Noble - Travelling across Germany

Wanda describes travelling across Germany to the British Zone following the Soviet reoccupation and then leaving for the UK.

Wanda (Gorzelanczyk) Noble - Banning Polish during German occupation

Wanda describes the Germans banning Polish and burning books/documentation during the German occupation.

Wanda (Gorzelanczyk) Noble - Trouble with the SS

Wanda describes getting into trouble with the SS during the German occupation and being lucky enough to be released.

Bernadetta (Gorzelanczyk) Kazmierow - Polish girls during German occupation

Bernadette describes how the Polish girls had to step onto the road when passing German girls during the German occupation of Poland.

Bernadetta (Gorzelanczyk) Kazmierow - Polish man drowned by Germans

Bernadette retells how a Polish man from the town was taken by the Germans and drowned during the German occupation.

Bernadetta (Gorzelanczyk) Kazmierow - Soviet reoccupation and hiding in the forest

Bernadette describes the reoccupation and the night that they were hiding in a house in the forest as the Soviets fought the Germans, with Soviet patrols moving in and shooting

Bernadetta (Gorzelanczyk) Kazmierow - Soviet reoccupation and journey home

Bernadette describes their journey back to their town after the Soviet reoccupation and their encounters with some of the Soviet soldiers along the way.

Bernadetta (Gorzelanczyk) Kazmierow - The return of the father

Bernadette describes living under Soviet reoccupation and the return of her father.

Jan Kazmierow - The morning of deportation

Jan describes the Soviet soldiers smashing up pictures of Saints on the morning of deportation.

Jan Kazmierow - Dead Polish soldiers in deportation train

Jan describes seeing dead Polish soldiers in the open carriages after the train stopped during deportation.

Jan Kazmierow - Sister dying on the sledge

Jan describes his sister dying on the sledge on the way to the Russian camp.

Jan Kazmierow - Sneaking loaves of bread

Jan describes how they managed to sneak loaves of bread after his brother is assigned to a delivery job during forced labour in the USSR.

Jan Kazmierow - Catching turtles in Turkmenistan

Jan describes how he and his brother Tomasz kept up their health in Turkmenistan by catching and eating turtles.

Stanisław Migut - Life in USA - Part 2

Stanisław Migut - Life in USA

Stanisław Migut - Post War Life

Stanisław Migut - Emigration

Stanisław Migut - History of father Krolikowski

Stanisław Migut - Relations with the locals in Africa

Stanisław Migut - Tengeru

Stanisław Migut - Life conditions in Africa

Stanisław Migut - Evacuation to Africa Part 2

Stanisław Migut - Evacuation to Africa

Stanisław Migut - Life in Uzbekistan