I hope this Website has met with your expectations, though please allow for the fact that there is a lot more I wish to do. Hopefully the functionality of the Website is OK and I can now get down to improving the content.
having read your introduction to the web-site, i will take more time to explore the additional information, hopefully enhancing my understanding of the facts surrounding the war…
Keep up the good work…
I just found your site and am very interested in your research and links. My father, now 80, was born in Silesia and lived through this madness as a child and young adult. My mother, now 76, was born in the Ruhr area. It makes me cry when I think of what both my parents endured during and after the war and how little most people really know of that time.
I will be back (I am bookmarking it now!) when I have more time to really look through your information. Thank you for being here.
Many thanks for posting your initial comments. I trust your return is worthwhile. It was only four years ago that I actually heard of Silesia for the first time. It is very sad that more people are not aware of what happened after the war was supposed to have ended. Comments such as yours make my small endevour to inform people as to where they can find out more seem worthwhile and are really appreciated.
The expulsion of the Germans l945-l947 was a major crime. Some l5 million Germans, mainly old men, old women, mothers, girls and boys, were brutally driven from their ancient homes in Silesia, East Prussia, West Prussia, Eastern Brandenburg and East Pomerania. Of the 15 million, some two to three million were killed or died. There were numerous incidents of murder, mass rape of German women, old women and young girls ages 8 to 80, and the plundering of private property. These acts were committed by Poles, Czechs and Russians and they are a black page on the history of all these countries. Why do you Poles hate (fear?) Erika Steinbach so much. Don't the Germans who were mercilessly expelled from their Homeland have the right to remember what happened to them? It doesn't matter where Frau Steinbach came from. She has the authority and the support of the German expellees. As our famous president Abraham Lincoln said: 'Nothing is settled until it is settled fairly.' The Oder-Neisse Line is still not a fair solution and until a better solution is found, there will be no real peace. The crimes committed AGAINST the Germans in World War II by the Allies were as terrible as those committed BY the Germans. The Poles, Czechs and others need to admit the crimes they committed against the Germans during the Expulsion. Many of us here in the USA know the truth about the crimes committed against the Germans (the Expulsion, the murderous air war that cost 500,000 German lives and the treatment of German POWS by the Americans on the Rhine fields. We don't need the hateful propaganda and falsehoods coming from Eastern Europe. I certainly know what the Poles themselves suffered, but it does
not change the reality and horror of the Expulsion of the Germans.