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Hamtramck:: The World War II Years

Greg Kowalski

Published September 18th 2012
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Kindle Edition
128 pages
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With a population made up overwhelmingly of Polish immigrants and descendents of Poles, Hamtramck was especially hardhit by the impact of World War II. Most of the citys residents had family contacts with the old country. When Germany invaded PolandMoreWith a population made up overwhelmingly of Polish immigrants and descendents of Poles, Hamtramck was especially hardhit by the impact of World War II. Most of the citys residents had family contacts with the old country. When Germany invaded Poland on September 1, 1939, Hamtramckans reacted with shock and anger--and with a determination to see fascism defeated and Poland freed. Thousands of Hamtramckans fought in the war, hundreds died. And those who remained at home dealt with the wartime life as best they could. Hamtramck: The World War II Years presents a portrait of the city at war. It tells and shows how Hamtramckans--of all ages, races, and backgrounds--coped with shortages, the threat of attack, and the everpresent dread that the next telegram may bring news of a soldiers death. It was a challenging time that demanded strength, dedication, and sacrifice. Hamtramckans stood up and delivered all that was required--and more.