Sunday, March 13, 2011

Good old Nagyvarad welcomes the invading Nazis

This is the town my father's father came from, welcoming the German troops in 1940. Goodness, they were excited! Throwing flowers and cheering, leaning out of windows.

I am glad that my grandparents made it safely out of there. Perhaps Helen Thomas thinks it would be a convenient residence for me.


Julie Zdrojewski said...

Nagyvarad? As in "Oradea" on Wikipedia?

That's in Romania now, correct?

Well, yeah, it's good your parents got out! What year did they get out?

miriam said...

My grandparents left in 1906 or thereabouts. Thank heavens.

I believe it is in Romania. Amazing how these countries change names without moving anywhere else.