World War II -
Lost and forgotten: German 'wolf children' in Lithuania
The Second World War ended in May 1945
- but not for the German "Wolfskinder," or "wolf children." On their own, they made
their way from East Prussia to Lithuania, a decision they'll never forget.
When Alfreda Pipiraite turned 18, she believed she'd
made it. "But no, they said to me, 'You German pig! You Hitlerist! Fascist!' And
so on," she told DW. "It was particularly painful whenever a member of my family
called me that." - Read Article ...
Atrocity You Never Heard About
screams that rang throughout the darkened cattle car crammed with deportees,
as it jolted across the icy Polish countryside five nights before Christmas,
were Dr. Loch's only means of locating his patient. The doctor, formerly chief
medical officer of a large urban hospital, now found himself clambering over
piles of baggage, fellow passengers, and buckets used as toilets, only to find
his path blocked by an old woman who ignored his request to move aside. On closer
examination, he discovered that she had frozen to death. -
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The Forgotten Genocide -
The Story of the Ethnic Germans
Memories of a painful secret held for over fifty years are now
finally being brought to light. THE FORGOTTEN GENOCIDE: The Expulsion after
WWII, is an in-depth, feature length documentary that examines the sufferings
put upon Ethnic Germans living behind the Iron Curtain. Through interviews with
survivors, the memory of this sad period in human history is preserved, and
hopefully provides peace to the almost 15 million souls lost.
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