Dr. Marc Jarzebowski
Genealogy – History – Life
Professional Family Research
in Berlin since 2004
May the voices of those, who lived through the times, do never fall silent. With the change of generations, there is a threat of a loss of memory – both on the familial-personal and on the socio-political level. The recording and the cinematic processing of eye witness accounts in videos represent an important contribution to the culture of commemoration.
On this page you are invited to share the childhood memories of Emil Schmidt (born 1932) and Gunther Ostwald (born 1937) from wartime days. And if you would like to preserve your memories or those of your relatives for posterity as videos in a similar form – let me know!
You can find all my videos on my YouTube channel .
Emil Schmidt’s Memories 1: He didn’t like Uniforms
Emil Schmidt’s Memories 2: Jungvolk
Emil Schmidt’s Memories 3: Inquisitiveness and Worries
Emil Schmidt’s Memories 4: The saddest Day
Emil Schmidt’s Memories 5: The Incendiary
Emil Schmidt’s Memories 6: Evacuation
Emil Schmidt’s Memories 7: The War Ends
Gunther Ostwald relates: 1. Prologue. The Chicken
Gunther Ostwald relates: 2. Wartime Idyll
Gunther Ostwald relates: 3. The Double-Sided Picture
Gunther Ostwald relates: 4. Encirclement
Gunther Ostwald relates: 5. Departure
Gunther Ostwald relates: 6. Buried in the Rubble
Gunther Ostwald relates: 7. Arrival
Gunther Ostwald relates: 8. Epilogue Return