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    Posted September 2, 2009 by
    moshegirl
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    Warsaw, Poland
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    Your World War II stories

    My mother was in Warsaw, September 1, 1939

     

    Today is my mothers birthday. On September 1, 1939 she was celebrating her 13th birthday when she heard the Nazi bombers flying over the city of Warsaw. Within weeks she and her family were picked up for distribution to various forced labor camps around Eastern Europe. Somehow she and two of her sisters and mother made it here after the war. This picture is of her standing in downtown Los Angeles in 1949.

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