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Faces Of Mielec. Photos Taken by a German Soldier


Faces of Mielec. 
Submitted by Ken Fink

Photos taken from a dead German soldier during WWII. These photos, according to our family's 'story', were taken from the soldier who took the pictures, by my uncle, Jack Fink. Jack was born in 1911, and along with my father and his six siblings, was raised in the Polish village of Zaremby (about 200 miles from Mielec). My grandmother and all of her children were living in the United States by the start of the war. Jack returned as a soldier in the Canadian army (the US hadn't joined the war early enough for him). The captions for these photos are a translation of what the German soldier meticulously wrote on the back. I am not certain that these translations are accurate and am open to further suggestions.

 

Jewish women filling bags with straw. Mielec 27 Oct. 1940

BACK - Jewish women filling bags with straw. Mielec - 27 Oct. 1940

This is how you are greeted by the Jews, Mielec, 25 Nov. 1940

BACK. This is how you are greeted by the Jews, Mielec, 25 Nov. 1940

In a Camp in Mielec. Taking a walk and stopping in front of this barn and there are two children in the middle 15 Sept, 1940

BACK. In a Camp in Mielec. Taking a walk and stopping in front of this barn and there are two children in the middle 15 Sept, 1940

The Jews are buying from the farmers.  Mielec, March 1941

BACK. The Jews are buying from the farmers.  Mielec, March 1941

A Jewish man

BACK - A Jewish man

Youth in Poland. Mielec, 10 October 1940

BACK.- Youth in Poland. Mielec, 10 October 1940

Young Polish women go to the Market in Mielec to participate in (self-defense?) training and then, every hour, another 4 girls get trained March 1940
 

BACK.  Young Polish women go to the Market in Mielec to participate in (self-defense?) training and then, every hour, another 4 girls get trained March 1940

 

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