It was the year 1944 - in not more than a year after the Second World War was over. The people in Prusia started to flee to Germany fearing the Russian Red Army. My grandpa had to fight in the German army and therefore my grandma hat to flee on her own - accompanied by three little children. My father wasn't born yet. She started her flight in Potęgowoto and settled down in Heringsdorf in the end - a distance of more than 250 km! 250 km westwards during wintertime sleeping in barns, barracks or near the road.
|Flight from (A) Potęgowo to (C) Heringsdorf via (B) Świnoujście. Binz in the upper left side is where my parents live today.|