Osvlads shares his story before and after the WWII

Griffith University intern Andrejs Boboks is embarking on a documentary series covering the Latvian and Russian ethnic community of Brisbane. Read more »


Keith and the war won on a hay-bale.

By Jake Watson

Keith was in a Queensland hospital in 1943 when his mate suggested they join the Air Force. They were desperate for blokes to enlist, his mate said.

“I wouldn’t join them buggers,” was Keith’s reply, to which his mate informed him that if he did, he’d get to return to Melbourne, for at least a little while.

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8 Long Seconds

By Jamie-Lee Dwyer

AS a 12 year-old Jewish boy in Warsaw, Poland during World War II, Alex Tomkin narrowly escaped a gruesome fate and in all likelihood eventual death at one of the German extermination camps. His savior was none other than one of the Nazi officers sent to his district to gather Jewish people for the camps. 8 of the longest seconds in his short life saw Alex Tomkin have his life spared by this man without any explanation as to why he’d been saved when others hadn’t. Read more »