Wasyl Kudrenko

  • 1926: Born in the village Balakleja, Ukraine, USSR
  • 1933: Sister dies during the famine
  • 1942: Deportation to Berlin, housed in a so-called cemetery camp
  • Forced labour at various cemeteries in Berlin
  • Contact with communists in Berlin
  • January 1, 1944: Started keeping a diary
  • November 1944: Interrogation by the Gestapo
  • 1945: Integration into the Red Army
  • Interrogation at a “Filtrierlager” in Silesia
  • Returned to parent’s house
  • After 1945: Farmer in Kharkiv, life in poverty, moved to Moscow, subsequent return to home town