Part 3 – Surviving Survival
3.1 – Postwar Germany – Early Years (1945-1946)
Jadzia spent the postwar years moving from one camp to another in search of employment, while trying to rebuild her life. She worked as a physician in several camp infirmaries, reconnected with family and friends, began the long process of recovering key documents, and in late 1945, accompanied her friends, the Krzeminskis, on a sightseeing trip through France.
(244-246) Jadzia (standing second from left) and sister Marysia (second from right) with friends at camp “Burg” – established for ex-POWS who had been members of Polish resistance (Darmstadt, September, 1945).
(246) Jadzia (far left) with nurses in front of camp “Burg” infirmary, in her first job as a refugee physician (Darmstadt, 1945).
(248-249) Jadzia’s travels in France (December, 1945).
Left: Lola Krzeminska, Jadzia, and fellow traveler (left to right) in front of the cathedral in Reims.
Right: With friends along a boulevard in Nice.