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Old Apr 1, 2004, 8:15 AM   #1
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Two spys that have infiltrated the German High Command. They are trying to escape because they have been told that their cover has been blown. The setting for a good Alan Furst WW2 novel.
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Neat picture. Hey what are those pants - long knickers. I haven't seen those lately. Is it time for that style to return?
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I noticed the pants, too, and since only children wore knickers, and because, as far as I know, a longer version of them was never worn in the U.S., this must have been shot in Europe or very close upon immigration to America.
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The front two men are Jewish and in a hurry. The Hitler looking guy is Gestapo. I would say 1936 Germany and they are being deported. It is before 1937 as theyb are not wearing the star saying Juden
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The photo was taken in 1939, probably in Danzig Free City (free state 1919 - 39) on the Gulf Of Gdansk (Poland). The person on the left is my late father. The other person is his close friend Franzal. They were escaping from the Nazi's because of their work in the underground helping Jewish people escape and documenting what was happening in Germany. Both he and Franzal belonged to the Social Democrats.

My grandmother, walked three days through wooded areas to avoid the Nazi patrols and warn my father that he was wanted dead or alive. He returned home to Eisenstein, Czechoslovakia to ensure the safety of his mother, packed two suitcases and escaped with Franzal via, Germany, the Polish Corridor, Danzig Free City and the North Sea - destination England.

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When the Nazis arrested the Communists, I said nothing; after all, I was not a Communist.

When they locked up the Social Democrats, I said nothing; after all, I was not a Social Democrat.

When they arrested the trade unionists, I said nothing; after all, I was not a trade unionist.

When they arrested the Jews, I said nothing; after all, I was not a Jew.

When they arrested me, there was no longer anyone who could protest.

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Old Apr 5, 2004, 8:29 AM   #8
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There were many unsung heroes at that time. You, Rod, have just sung a song for two of them.
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Rod, you have an incredibly rich family history!
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Barbara and Monkey 143:

Thank you for the nice words but my family history is full of blanks.

This a new country and a new life.

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