When you think about lives, ages, and overlaps, it does indeed connect you with history, doesn’t it?
My Grandfather was a POW — in WW 1 in Russia during the Oct ‘17 Bolshevik revolution. He was German and captured on the Eastern Front. I have his memoirs. To think I talked with my Grandpa who was present at the birth of communism in Russia is amazing.
His son (my uncle - still alive at 92), was a newly graduated mechanical engineer in WW 2. He joined the Army and ran a shift at Oak Ridge National Lab enriching uranium for Little Boy that dropped on Hiroshima. I’m filled with awe when I talk with him.
Amazing family history.....just wondering, do your grandfather’s memoirs give any insight to the thoughts of the day concerning communism? I mean, did he/they realize how bad it was going to be? I often think about my granddaughters about 50 years from now, wondering why their grandpa didn’t do something. After all didn’t he see how bad it was going to be?