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Translation of Der Tod in Polen. Die volksdeutsche Passion by Edwin Erich Dwinger.
Original published by Eugen Diederichs Verlag, Jena, © 1940.
This translation by Heather Clary-Smith, © 2004 The Scriptorium. All rights reserved.

by Edwin Erich Dwinger

The deportation and expulsion and the mass murder of the ethnic Germans before and at the beginning of the war in Poland was by no means confined to the "Bloody Sunday of Bromberg", which is only too often downplayed or even denied outright today. In this book the reader experiences almost first-hand the terrible fate of tens of thousands of ethnic Germans in Poland at the outbreak of the war in 1939. This English translation, published here for the first time in 2004, commemorates the 65th anniversary of these events that are an eternal stain on the family bibles of all subsequent Polish generations!

A Word in Advance
Chapter 1: The Beginning - September 3, 1939
Chapter 2: The Fate of a Bromberg Family - the Schmiedes
Chapter 3: The Fate of a Bromberg Family - the Radlers
Chapter 4: Bromberg Highlights
Chapter 5: The Danse Macabre of Bromberg Spreads
Chapter 6: Murder on Jesuit Lake
Chapter 7: The Massacre of Slonsk
Chapter 8: The Fate of Factory Owner Mathes and his Sons
Chapter 9: The Death March of Bromberg (Part 1)
Chapter 10: The Death March of Thorn (Part 1)
Chapter 11: The Death March of Bromberg (Part 2)
Chapter 12: The Death March of Thorn (Part 2)
Chapter 13: The Death March of Bromberg
Joins With One from Pommerellen
Chapter 14: Towards Warsaw: The Death March of Thorn
Chapter 15: The Death March of Bromberg:
Finally, Freedom in Lowitsch
Chapter 16: The Death March of Thorn:
Through the Hell of Warsaw - to Freedom
Postscript by The Scriptorium: 65 Years Later