The Great Trek: (2007) (39 min.) Part 2 (1943-1945)

By Otto Klassen
Winnipeg film-maker Otto Klassen uses rare archival photographs and film footage from the German Bundesarchiv to document the westward retreat of over 350,000 Soviet-Germans and Mennonites in the fall of 1943, their resettlement in German-Occupied Polish territory, and their eventual flight from advancing Red Army forces in the early months of 1945. Otto Klassen tells the story of these terrible years from his own personal experiences.

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