Return to Where?

Return to Sender!

Józef's last postcard no longer reached his mother. Her place of residence had already been captured by the Red Army.

Berlin has already been conquered!

Letter to his mother sent during the three weeks of the return.

Back to where?

Józef Przedpełski summarizes what was for him the worst about his time in Berlin.

On April 26, 1945, Soviet troops took over the camp grounds in Ellerbeker street. Two days later, like thousands of other returnees, Józef Przedpełski and his wife and child headed back to Poland.


Behmstraße / Badstraße
13357 Berlin


S/U Gesundbrunnen


“Return to Sender!”: Private archive Przedpełski

“Berlin has already been conquered!”: Private archive Przedpełski

“Back to where?”: Interview with Józef Przedpełski, 2004, Collection of the Berliner Geschichtswerkstatt