Watching Hitler drive past in a motorcade
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Interviewee name: RAYMOND ELIAS
Date of event: 1 Sep 1939
Raymond was growing up in Gdansk (Danzig)which was an independent state on the borders of Germany but 98% of whose population was German. One day the crowds gathered to welcome a motorcade carrying Adolf Hitler. Raymond didn't know it at the time, but he was probably witnessing part of the event which caused the declaration of World War 2 - the invasion of Poland.