Expelling Polish Jews from Germany

Crossing the Polish Border

"The Poles didn’t want to let them in."

"I had an uncle who lived in Leipzig, Germany, and the letters were coming from him, and the family would get together and worry what’s going to happen. And he used to say that his boss was a Nazi but that he would protect him. He liked him very much. Well, it turned out I think it was sometime in 1938, where they rounded up all Polish Jews who had Polish passports and drove them to the Polish border. For a while there it was very ugly because the Poles didn’t want to let them in, and for weeks they stayed in mud huts on the border between Poland and Germany. Eventually, they were allowed to come into Poland."