By Lucyna B. Radlo
This shiny memoir describes the author's reviews as younger woman in Poland, pressured to escape to Warsaw after the Nazi bombing of Brest on the outbreak of global battle II. She recounts the realities of existence in occupied Poland, together with the arrest by means of the Gestapo of her father and his demise quickly after in Auschwitz, the family's participation within the black industry and the Warsaw rebellion, and her seize and incarceration along with her mom in a pressured hard work camp. as soon as published from the camp, they joined their Russian family members in Austria purely to fast depart with them to prevent imminent Soviet forces, experiencing a month-long, frequently comical trip on an ox-driven cart again to the U.S. area of Germany.
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She was formally reactivated in April 1944; and in May 1945, as Soviet forces approached, she was taken into shallow waters near Rugen and scuttled. she was raised by the Soviets and completely repaired and refitted; she served her new masters as the Tovarisch, taking part in many international 'Tall Ships' races. On the break-up of the Soviet Union she found herself under Ukrainian ownership. In 1995 she was sold and taken to Great Britain for a complete refit; from there she was sold once again, to German owners, returning to her country of origin and being renamed Gorch Fock.
She was used on a number of occasions by Hitler to host visiting foreign dignitaries during naval reviews and other formal occasions, as well as making several goodwill visits to various countries including Great Britain. Grille was used as a test-bed for the high-pressure steam turbines being produced for the Navy's new destroyers. On the outbreak of war she reverted to an operational military role, and was used to lay mines off the French coast. She was later transferred to the Baltic, and from her base at Swinemiinde she carried out predominantly patrol work.
8cm guns, 8x 2cm flak Crew 149 Tango Another product of the Neptun yard, this ship was built for export to China, but the Japanese invasion of that country prevented delivery. The vessel was taken over by the German Navy and commissioned as the Tanga in January 1939. She took over the 2. S-Bootflottille, operating in the Baltic until the beginning of 1940 and thereafter moving to Wilhelmshaven. Moving to the 6. S-flottille in March 1941, she remained with this training unit until moved to Norway in October 1941.
Between Two Evils: The World War II Memoir of a Girl in Occupied Warsaw and a Nazi Labor Camp by Lucyna B. Radlo