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STATE OF OCCUPATION - Personal stories, illustrations and animations about life in war.
Although, don't feel guilty or overwhelmed, I'm just asking you to feel. This website a sort of cataloge of my family's history and experiences from Poland under Nazi occupation during WWII, as well as stories from the Soviet occupation after the war. My family's tales of immigrating to America during the Eisenhower Administration "Pinko" scare and their personal struggles contrast sharply with my life of comfort here in the U.S. My stories reveal how I feel I am complicit as an oppressor as the Nation I call home occupies other nations with my tax dollars and perhaps too quiet protest, even while my ancestors' memories and a century of oppression under cruel regimes lives on through me. I hope that these personal war stories help people rethink war. Oh, and, here are 10 ways to make a difference.