Stories of my grandpa: a 71-minute docummentary

Date 14 November 2022

“Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it”

My grandpa was 11 when the 2nd World War started. At the age of 14, he was imprisoned in a work camp. At 15, he fled from Gestapo. He remembers all these experiences with incredible, vivid detail. It’s not what you’d find in history books - it’s an authentic story of day-to-day realities and struggles a simple person, who wanted to live a normal life just like you and me. This interview shows valuable insight into lives of simple people during that time. It was not that long ago…

This powerful piece has captivated over 48,000 viewers, touching hearts and sparking deep emotional connections. Viewers have shared their own family stories in response, reflecting the universal impact of the war. It’s not just the recounting of my grandfather’s experiences that makes this video compelling, but also the flood of personal histories it has unearthed, making it a must-watch for anyone seeking to understand the profoundly human aspect of historical events.

I recorded and edited all this on my own, and added plenty of relevant historic material I could find. The interview is in Polish, but I also prepared subtitles in English, German and Russian.