Many years ago my mother gave me my late father’s diaries.

They were written in Polish – which neither I nor my mother spoke. In 2010 I retired from work and decided that the time had come to start uncovering the details of Józef’s time as a Polish medical officer in World War Two.

On this blog you’ll be able to follow my translation process as you read about my father’s experiences in his own words.

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  • Catch up on all the most recently published blogs, diary extracts and news by clicking ‘Blog Posts’ in the menu.
  • To view just the extracts in chronological order, click ‘Diary Extracts‘ in the menu.

Thank you for taking an interest in Józef’s story.