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  Zeitzeuginnengespräch – The Events of the War are With Me All the Time

The Events of the War are With Me All the Time Generation Talk with Survivor Barbara Piotrowska and Her Daughter

Moderation: Ulrike Jensen, historian and employee of the Neuengamme Concentration Camp Memorial

Barbara Piotrowska, née Stachowicz, was born in Lviv in 1935. The family moved to Warsaw in 1939. After the inva-sion of the German Wehrmacht, the Polish intelligentsia, the scientific elite and the Jewish population in particular were harassed and persecuted. Barbara’s family was arrested during the Warsaw Uprising. Via the transit camp in Pruszkow, the family was deported together with others in a large transport to Germany in October 1944. Men and boys over 16 were sent to the Neuengamme concentration camp, women and girls to the Ravensbrück concentration camp.

Antoni Stachowicz died in the Neuengamme concentration camp in December 1944, Barbara and her mother Marta survived the Ravensbrück concentration camp and returned to Poland in 1945.

79 years after the end of World War II, we will talk with Barbara Piotrowska about her imprisonment as a child, her survival strategies and her return home after the liberation. Together with her daughter Katarzyna Piotrowska-Cholewińska, we will then talk about passing on the memory within their family.

Please note: The event will be held in English and Polish only.
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A cooperation of the Neuengamme Concentration Camp Memorial with the Friedrich-Ebert-Foundation. Supported by: „Landeszentrale für politische Bildung der Freien und Hansestadt Hamburg“.

© Abb.: Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung