Max Winkler’s Father

comments vary from idiot gutter talk to intelligent erudite and amazing … the main article is well written too. Below is an especially valuable excerpt from the article’s viewers’ comments


max winkler on April 19, 2015 at 8:41 pm

I repeatedly bring up this very personal point; In my father’s town in Slovakia in WW 2, people were ordered to the train station for ‘relocation’ and ‘resettlement’ (to a town in Poland locally called Oswiescim). The majority of the people ordered arrived early in the morning with the suitcases, eager to show their obedience to the laws and commitment to show they were not troublemakers, about 6500. a second small group of about 150, hid out in attics, basements, under false names in other towns. A 3rd group of 26 including my father and uncles, went in the mountains with their illegal firearms. They stated to the local fascists; “If you want us, come and get us”. About 40-50 of the 1st group made it out alive. About 20 or so of the 2nd group survived. Of the small group with their illegal guns, 22 made it thru the War.
Do the freaking math!!!

Matt MacBradaigh on April 19, 2015 at 11:15 pm
Max, thank you so much for sharing this story of your family. I’d like to share this. Would it be all right with you if I posted this as its own article? I can post what you wrote here as is, or if you’d like, I’d be happy to interview you via phone or Skype to do something more in-depth. Please let me know.

max winkler on April 20, 2015 at 4:03 am
U are welcome to share it. The verification is available in a book called “They Fought Back” by Yuri Suhl. It was published with a small misprint; switching out the ages of my father and uncles, but otherwise accurate. My father, who never got past the 6th grade in formal education, was self-educated. He spoke, read, and wrote in 7 languages, served in 6 armies, from the German army invading Poland in 1939 (assumed to be a Sudeten German), to the Israeli Army invading the Sinai in 1956.

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