I can relate to this as my father too experienced, on more than one
occasion, kindness from Soviet soldiers during his two and a half
years in Russia.
Suprisingly, to me at least, he holds very little antipathy to
Russian people in general. He often says that the average Russian was
as equally illtreated as he was.
r--- In Kresy-Siberia@y..., "Lech K. Lesiak" <lklesiak@c...> wrote:
> One effect that family stories have had on me is to make it very
> difficult for me to brand people based on nationality. My mother
> related a number of tales to me of how individual Germans helped her
> during the war - one was even a Gestapo officer.
> She has also told me of how young Poles murdered German civilians
> US sector of German after the cessation of hostilities.
> War is a nasty business, and there are atrocities committed on all
> Lech Lesiak
> Calgary, Alberta