By Marian S. Mazgaj
Born within the Polish village of Gaj in 1923, Marian Mazgaj used to be while Germany invaded his nation and introduced Poland into the strive against of global warfare II. Too younger to affix the Polish military, inside of many years he grew to become a member of the Sandomierz Flying Commando Unit, a unit which merged with the Jedrus Polish underground workforce. This memoir presents a shiny list of Mazgaj's occupation within the army. The Sandomierz Flying Commando Unit and the Jedrus underground have been actively engaged in struggling with the Nazi forces in Poland in the course of global battle II, and the writer presents a first-hand account of the teams' roles in attacking and disarming German army devices; destroying the enemy's grain warehouses and receiving air drops of guns, ammunition, and explosives from the Allies. He additionally describes the incorporation of his partisan team into the house military, wherein he and his comrades grew to become the Fourth corporation within the moment Regiment of the second one department, gaining power and destroying many extra German devices.
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It most probably happened by some bureaucratic error. Soon he received a summons from the SS men in Ruszcza to appear in person at their post. Knowing about the beating other farmers suffered at the hands of the Nazis under similar circumstances, he was very much concerned and frightened. Being, however, a clever man, he decided to play a fool with the SS men. The people who knew him well told me that he was quite an actor. The day before he was to appear at the SS station, he put an old worn-out topcoat below the roosts in his chicken coop.
It took us about three days to reach the Vistula River near the town of Zawichost. Those three days were rather uneventful. I don’t remember much about those days except the fact that we were hungry and raided farmers’ orchards for apples and plums. Our feet were full of blisters. We were tired and apathetic. Near Zawichost we joined others who, like us, were returning home. We crossed the Vistula River. On the bridge we met German soldiers for the ﬁrst time. They did not bother us at all. They ignored us.
He was still single and lived with his parents until his arrest by the SS in the spring of 1943. During many lonely evenings, Jan played the violin to entertain his parents and visitors. Antoni Mazgaj-Marglewski, Jan’s younger brother, was also mobilized before the war. He was a college-educated person and worked as an ofﬁcial of some government agency in Katowice. Like his brother, Jan, he was a reserve ofﬁcer and fought the invaders during the month of September 1939. After the German and Russian armies overran Poland, Antoni returned to Jeziory and stayed with his parents until he joined an underground unit of the Home Army.
In the Polish Secret War: Memoir of a World War II Freedom Fighter by Marian S. Mazgaj