Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Dec

5

1942

Germans step up persecution of Polish civilians

'Let's do agricultural work in Germany. Report immediately to your Vogt'. A German propaganda poster aimed at the Polish population - very few went voluntarily to Germany.

People here are in a panic. They move from place to place, sleep completely clothed, and wait for the gendannes to come. In Szczebrzeszyn the only topic of discussion is future evacuation. A new announcement was posted in town regarding the sabotage of railroads, The railroad lines were divided into sectors. Each sector was given to a nearby village for security. If any sabotage takes place, the villages in charge of guarding that sector will be punished. In other words, several hostages will be executed.