Lecture: My father was a sailor on a Polish submarine

Håkan Pieniowski, an award-winning documentary filmmaker, tells a personal story about his father Zdzislaw Pieniowski who stayed in Sweden and is buried at Mariefred's cemetery along with several of his submarine friends.


”September 17, 1939, the Polish submarine SEP is spotted by the lookout at Landsort. There begins my story of my father who was a young sailor on board. After 44 German sink bombs, the submarine was damaged and sought an emergency port in Sweden. In 1940, my father ended up in a detention camp in Mariefredsviken by the Lake Mälaren. In 1942 he marries my mother Marianne Johansson ”.

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The lecture is done in collaboration with Folkuniversitetet.

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