Posted: Sun Aug 28, 2016 5:38 pm
Post subject: WWII experiences in the villages
I am attempting to research what life was like in the villages in Poland during WWII for a historical fiction novel. The setting will be in Niwiska near Kolbuszowa. The village was evacuated to construct a research facility for V1 and V2 missile. Most of the info is about Warsaw and Krakow. Does anyone have suggestions or info to share? I have the book " A Jewish Boyhood in Poland: remembering Kolbuszowa" and that gave me great info about the Jewish experience. This story will be from a Catholic prospective and the memoirs of Fr. Jan Kurek, their local priest who was also a Polish patriot and was forced into hiding for six months.
I'm trying to finish up the historical fiction novel I have been working on for three + years so that I can begin this work. All about honoring the ancestors!
Posted: Mon Sep 05, 2016 6:33 pm
Post subject: WWII experiences in the village
You may want to try JewishGen.org in their Yizkor Book or Kehila Links. I have found their accountings of Life in the Villages are very interesting and although they may focus on Jewish life there is a lot of details that would be for any person living in a particular village. You can input names of a particular village/town that you are interested in.
I have also found interesting information by "googling" the name of a village located in Poland which may also lead you to a village website that may contain some "history" of that particular village.
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