True meaning of Anzac Day

By Michael McKernan
Updated April 19 2018 - 12:07am, first published May 7 2013 - 3:00am

Jaroslav (Joe) Stawyskyj was born in a displaced person's camp in Aschaffenburg, Germany, on January 17, 1947. His parents were Michael and Anna Stawyskyj, each taken from their Ukrainian villages by German soldiers early in the war, employed by the Germans, as unpaid conscripted workers, throughout the war. Neither was to see their parents and most of their family again. Michael and Anna met in a camp after the war and married. Joe was their first child.

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