conversation with the contemporary witness
Nadiya Slyesaryeva had to do forced labor in the German Reich during the Second World War. 80 years later she flees the Russian war of aggression from Kiev to Germany.
The contemporary witness witnessed the German invasion of the Soviet Union in Dnipropetrovsk. She and her family were deported to the Stutthof concentration camp (near Danzig) and from there to Berlin. As her train entered the city, she experienced a heavy air attack - trapped in the carriage.
Ms. Slyesaryeva had to work at a tile factory in Szczecin. Towards the end of the war she was moved to Neubrandenburg to do hard physical work on a farm. After the liberation, Nadiya Slyesaryeva first went to Poland and returned to the Soviet Union in 1948.