A Long Walk to Freedom Jannina Derrick 24th June 2013

At the age of 6 in 1945, Jannina and her mother set off from Poznan in Poland to escape the oppres­sion of the Soviets who through the tur­moil of the war had now occu­pied her coun­try.

Her father had already left and walked to Greece and then got to England to join the RAF. The story of her jour­ney with her mother through to Berlin with little money and food was truly a wonder and a real trib­ute to the char­ac­ter of her mother’s gen­er­a­tion.