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New film on Wehrmacht terror

2nd October 2010

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Polish POWs had little choice but to join the Wehrmacht
Polish POWs had little choice but to join the Wehrmacht
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A new documentary focussing on Polish prisoners of war who were forced to fight alongside the Nazis has been released.

Directed by Mariusz Malinowski, ‘Children of the Wehrmacht’ looks at the story of Alojzy Lysko’s father, one of the estimated 500,000 Poles who found themselves in the no-win situation during WWII.

The film follows Lysko as he sets out to collect information from survivors in order to discover his father’s eventual fate.

“It is difficult to think back over the memories,” says Lysko. “I love my dad very much, even though I did not know him for all of his life. But I am aware of what happened to him and what he went through.”

The dramatic story reaches ...

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