/ Polish conscripts to German army
Katharine H Biesiekirski.
Like many other contributors here I have just landed on this site by trying to find out more about my father's background.
My father, Michael Temkow, was born in 1919 in what is now western Ukraine but was then I believe part of Poland. He also found himself in Italy in 1945 and enlisting in Polish Second Corp but was undoubtedly serving on the axis side at some point during the war.
I have just written to the German archives in the hope they can provide some information prior to July 1945
Like your father Kasia he was at Askern and worked as a miner until retirement in 1980. He passed away in 1982.
I do have very few some poor quality photos in Italy and probably Askern with his friends. I would happy to share if any contributor is interested in possibly spotting their father as young man.
I would like to make contact with anyone who may know something about how this young farmer's boy ended up in Italy.
Sorry for the brevity of the post but rushed for time and wanted to put something down immediately