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World War II In Photos: After the War


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My MIL is/was a Sudeten Czech and her family was forced to leave Chodau in 1946.  She and one of her sisters escaped to W. Germany earlier in the year, but returned home after being unable to find jobs.  One sister was married to a Czech, so she stayed behind.  The family never saw her again.  My MIL emegrated to the US in 1951 to marry my FIL.  Her sister married and runs a gasthaus and ski lift in Pfronton-Steinach.  Her oldest brother was a POW with the Russians, but was transferred to the Americans because he had a relative who was an American Army officer.  He lived near Wiesbaden. Family history is very interesting.  My MIL doesn’t like to talk about the war years.  Tante Ella will, but my German isn’t very good so I missed most of what she said.  I fear that much will be lost when that generation is gone.

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