Después de que un almirante polaco de ascendencia alemana, Józef Unrug fuera hecho prisionero durante la Segunda Guerra Mundial, sus antiguos amigos de la Armada Imperial Alemana vinieron a visitarlo. Unrug se negó a hablar alemán con ellos, diciendo que había olvidado ese idioma en septiembre de 2, el día en que Alemania invadió Polonia.

Józef Unrug

Józef Unrug (alemán: Joseph von Unruh; 7 de octubre de 1884 - 28 de febrero de 1973) fue un almirante polaco que ayudó a restablecer la armada de Polonia después de la Primera Guerra Mundial. Durante las etapas iniciales de la Segunda Guerra Mundial, se desempeñó como comandante en jefe de la Armada de Polonia. jefe. Como prisionero de guerra alemán, rechazó todas las ofertas alemanas para cambiar de bando y fue encarcelado en varios Oflags, incluido el castillo de Colditz. Permaneció en el exilio después de la guerra en Reino Unido, Marruecos y Francia donde murió y fue enterrado. En septiembre de 2018 fue ascendido póstumamente al rango de almirante de la flota por el presidente de Polonia. Después de 45 años, sus restos, junto con los de su esposa Zofia, fueron exhumados de Montrésor y llevados en octubre de 2018 a su lugar de descanso final en Gdynia, Polan ... Continuar leyendo (lectura de 4 minutos)

8 thoughts on “After a Polish Admiral of German descent Józef Unrug was taken prisoner during WW2, his former Imperial German Navy friends came to visit him. Unrug refused to speak German with them, saying that he had forgotten that language in September 1939 the day Germany invaded Poland”

  1. MateDude098

    Fun fact, he bought the first marine ship for Polish Navy because the Germans after WWI didn’t want to sell it to the Poles

  2. UncleDek

    Another cool fact: he was only recently exhumed from France (Montrésor) to be buried in Poland. One of his last wishes was to buried next to his officers the day Poland finally knew peace. Negotiations pulled through and the Polish Navy finally took him by boat to Gdynia in October 2018 to have an official burial ceremony. He now rests at peace next to his fellow officers !

    Source: proud great great grandson

  3. Beachy5313

    “To the irritation of the Germans, Unrug would always insist on having a translator present or communicating in French, when speaking with the Germans, even though he was a native German speaker.”

    I am here for this level of petty; he deserves a slow clap.

  4. Brausepaul77

    Thanks for sharing. Any information on why he left Germany at all?

  5. HydrolicKrane

    helps to better understand why Ukrainians refuse to speak Russian since 2014

    If anyone has not read the book ‘Ukraine & the United States’, I strongly advise you do

  6. J_G_B

    The fact that he lived to the age of 88 makes me happy (being a POW of Nazis and shit usually shortens the lifespan).

  7. yuzhnan

    This is the most surreal story I’ve heard in a while. A Germany-born German fought to defend Gdańsk during WW2, and refused to switch side after being captured. At the time he wouldn’t have known Soviets and Allies would crush Nazi in a few years, but he pulled through anyway. Take my respect, sir.

  8. Huck84

    One side of my family fled from Turek, PL. The other side fought in the European theater and was captured during Battle of the Bulge and taken to Stalag 9B Bad Orb. It’s one thing both sides of my family could agree on; a hatred of Germans and Nazis.

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