- Tim, I can relate to this and know the Polish were very careful, because my own father captured in Stalag 1-A, would tell me, you had to be strong andMessage 1 of 2 , May 17, 2013View Source
Tim, I can relate to this and know the Polish were very careful, because my own father captured in Stalag 1-A, would tell me, you had to be strong and controlled, because if you spat or uttered abuse at the German Guard you were shot dead.
He was captured 1939 with the first defence of Poland against the invading Germans, survived The Death March at the end of the war, when the prisoners had to be moved, because of the Allies advancing.
Fascinating link Lenarda,
the stories about heavy handed and abusive German police explain the
story Dad was telling me last night about Osnabruck DP camp (sparked
by the discussion on KS)
This elderly Ukranian gentleman was helping Dad move a vehicle and
this German guy started yelling at him to clean an oil spill and every
time the German turned his back the Ukranian would spit on the ground.
when the German had gone the Ukrainian gent was still upset and asked
dad "why do you take this from him?" and Dad said, "well he might see
you spitting, but i do it in my mind!"
which the Ukranian Gentleman found very amusing
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