Stalag Luft VI – Heydekrug, East Prussia

(Posted: January 10, 2012)

I’ve just completed the Lithuania portion of “my journal” recordings of my 2007 expedition detailing my visit to the former Stalag Luft VI Camp area.  It was Heydekrug, East Prussia, when my Dad was there and is now Silute, Lithuania.  Although Stalag Luft VI was the first of the three Camps in which my Father was interned, it was the last area that I was able to reach to complete the journey.  I was making a return trip, as part of a tour group, to the former Stalag Luft I and Stalag Luft IV areas and arranged to go to Lithuania before meeting up with the tour group in Berlin.  This entry about the first leg of the trip is detailed and maybe I’ll scale it down if I feel people are bored with it but for right now, it is what it was and that’s how I prefer it for the moment.  I’ve also added some of the dozens of photos that I took of the area.  They say that a picture is worth a thousand words but the pictures can in no way do justice to the true value of my presence there.  I cannot even find the word that adequately describes the flood of feelings that I experience when walking where my Father walked as a POW.   From Lithuania, I traveled to Germany and that will be added at a future time.  This is the link to the page that I’m talking about:  http://www.remember-history.com/my-journals/my-journal-2007/.  The pictures are added at the end.

One response to “Stalag Luft VI – Heydekrug, East Prussia”

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