© 2019 Bartosz Frątczak.
Por. Zbigniew Korybut – Daszkiewicz ps. „Szofer”
“I vbecame partisan; I worked in German car garage. My duties involved repairing cars, etc. Germans gave me a lorry and I was going to Podbrodzie to pick up piles of wood. Luckily I met partisans on the way one day in March 1944. Around the same time I’ve escaped from German car garage in a lorry and I’ve joined 1st brigade. I’ve been a lorry driver. We’ve used volksgas, there was no problem with petrol then. Wood was always there to be found. I’ve been equipped with ammunition and had access to guns if I only I needed to use them. Soviets were supplying us with ammunition and guns to start with. They gave them to us in Vilnius. They were also sharing food with us. But suddenly everything has gone all wrong. After shooting with Russians they’ve loaded us to the trains and send us over to Siberia – Kaluga. They wanted us to join Russian army, but we didn’t sweared. Then they expected us to work over there in German buildings for soldiers. We were helping them out with transporting stacks of bricks. Since we said we won’t swear and join Russian army there was really big argument. They didn’t know what to do with us. We just stood there in silence. Two days later they’ve put us to the trains and relocated once again to the woods next to Moscow. We were there for 18 months. Then we were told that we are allowed to go back to Poland. In Kursk they took Russian hats and boots from us. We received new English boots, jumpers and coats. Trousers were still Russian. We wanted to beat them up on the borders but we’ve failed to do so. But train has stopped in front of the bridge on the Bug river. We were going towards Biała Podlaska. Train has stopped, Russians have come off and the train continued its journey. It was 1946.”