My name is Aleksander Zachowicz and I was born the 30th October 1924 in a village called Molodeczno just outside the town of Vilna in Poland. Now it is in Lithuania. I had a mother, sister, step-brother and a step-father. I wasn't born when my father died. I don't know how he died, my mother never talked about it. She did say that he died going into the forest. He was working in the forestry. He might have been killed by something in the forest. The forests were huge in that area. We were near to White Russia and the forests stretched right across to Smolensk. We lived in a very poor little house with two rooms, a sort of living room and only one bedroom. Read more....