Forgotten victims: Polish children abducted during World War II still seeking truth

Zyta Sus (shown above as a child and today) is 83 years old and suffers from back pains, but she is still full of energy and loves joking around. She becomes serious and lowers her voice, however, when she recalls how she was abducted from a Lodz orphanage in 1942 and taken to Germany. She only returned to Poland at the age of 12. Today, she lives in a poor working-class neighborhood of Warsaw. She’s changed her name as she doesn’t want anyone in the neighborhood to know of her tragic past. “I no longer want to be a Polish bastard,” Sus says. This is what others called her when she returned to Poland after the war.

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