Mikhail Kripets: About soltys

Categories: Wartime, Mikhail Kripets

You know I … me too to Germany, they wanted me to go to Germany. We were twelve of people. My father went to the soltys and gave a good going-over to him. He told, «Do you think I fought and now you can send my son to the enemy to work for him». So he asked my father pardon and sent another person instead of me. So I stayed here. But he told me not to catch his eye, not to walk along the streets, I don’t know. And I tackled up and went to the forest. I took a piece of bread to eat. I picked snag. We used to come home in the evening.



Researcher: Natalya Ivaschenko, PhD (Historical Sciences), associated professor at Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno, Kseniya Aadsik, Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno

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