Paths of the Evacuation of East Prussia

It took me 52 years to come here, even though since 1989 it would have been logistically an easy trip. I followed the track from my mother's birth place along the paths of the refugees, seeing it all - also the German Concentration Camp Stutthof. I spare you the cruelty, violence and the stories of the collapse of humanity. I deeply regret them, but it would not help to add more "awareness porn" to the online world. We all know our responsibility. And if you feel in doubt, just visit a war cemetary. Here you will meet moments of deep silence and then wonderful people living here cheering you up. And in the end they were the main victims of German invasion and tyranny, before the Nazi agression bounced back. Not even to talk about Russia, and the holocaust. And another thing to remember, when standing where they crossed the ice under heavy civilian losses in 1945: protecting refugees from today's war zones is not charity, but it's our duty.

 Balic Sea West of Gdansk

Balic Sea West of Gdansk

 Watchtower at  Stutthof   Concentration Camp

Watchtower at Stutthof Concentration Camp

 The "Death Gate"

The "Death Gate"

 The place where many refugees crossing the ice on "Frisches Haff" came to land.

The place where many refugees crossing the ice on "Frisches Haff" came to land.

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