A WARNING SKY
The Day Germany invaded Poland
September 1, 1939
the beginning was much earlier, September 1st 1939 marked
the beginning of a world conflagration that would destroy
the lives of millions of innocent human beings.
These photos were taken in New Kensington, Pennsylvania,
eighteen miles up the Allegheny River from
Pittsburgh. We were standing in the yard, looking at
this strange reddish sky. I felt some strange event had
turned the sky blood red and that terrible things were
going to happen. Little did I know.
My Dad was filming it with a 16mm movie
camera. We lived at the end of a dead-end street, it was
strange to hear a news boy
shouting "EXTRA! EXTRA! When he neared us he
shouted, "EXTRA! Germany invades Poland!
EXTRA!" I would be ten years old on the
thirteenth of September.
Let us never
forget those terrible years, and let us be alert to the
signs that signal this kind of insanity. When we see those
signs, we must act, not wait for it to happen, as they did
in those early years. Our freedom is precious, don't let
it be taken from us.