Tuesday, September 01, 2009

Let's invade Poland

It was 70 years ago today.

I think I first became aware of the events of 9/1 1939 via Escape from Warsaw,a book about a trio of non-Jewish Polish children who made their way to Switzerland after the invasion of their city, and the destruction of their house. Both parents (also non Jews) had been previously carted off by the Nazis - the father for offending a portrait of Hitler. He escaped from Dachau by killing a guard and stealing his uniform. After adventures of his own, he was reunited with the children in Switzerland.

I forget what happened to their mother.

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