WW2. With Fingers Crossed.

WW2 ancestors

Within one week, I’ve heard 2 stories about WW2 ancestors who through receiving a kind action had their lives profoundly changed even though no-one really knew if there would be any consequences. To put it simply. They went ahead with fingers crossed and holding their breaths. 

As an Australian with Polish ancestors, I was extremely touched by these stories.

I’ve heard stories about WW2 ancestors who through receiving kind actions had their lives profoundly changed so with fingers crossed they took the chance.

Recently on SBS there’s been a program that’s specifically focused on the stories of WW1 and WW2 ancestors. It has similar structure to the program ‘Who Do You Think You Are’.

The general consensus is, interested celebrities are having their family’s ancestors’ stories researched and recorded for a television program.

One story that was told, was about a British actress’s (apologies for not remembering her name) Grandfather who worked in the Spanish Embassy based in France during WW2. 

His story was about how he unknowingly, saved hundreds of Polish Jews’ lives as they were fleeing Europe via Spain to board a ship in Portugal which was bound for the USA.

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