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Anna Valeska

from Germany

My image regarding the end of the Second World War is shaped by the stories of my aunts and my father, who was born in Wroclaw in September 1944. Starting from February 1945, my grandmother, her two daughters and the infant Reinhard – my father – were on the run. To escape the Soviet takeover of their hometown of Breslau, they came to Berlin and then found shelter in the small Brandenburg town of Elsterwerda.

I would be really interested to know who or what shaped your image of the end of the war.