WellesleyWeston Magazine

WINTER 2017/2018

Launched in 2005, WellesleyWeston Magazine is a quarterly publication tailored to Wellesley and Weston residents and edited to enrich the experience of living in two of Massachusetts' most desirable communities.

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Jessica grew up hearing her dad tell stories about fighting in the Anders' Army and had always wanted to see where he and his fellow soldiers had broken the German line. She was surprised by how lush and green the land around Monte Cassino looks today, a sharp contrast to the barren terrain devastated by bombs that her father described to her. "My father endured rugged, primitive conditions as a soldier because he understood deeply how important it was to defeat the Nazis. When he was fighting in Italy, he learned that his rela- tives who remained in Poland had already been mercilessly killed," explains Jessica. Today, the Polish military cemetery in Monte Cassino located at the foot of the historic hilltop abbey, rebuilt after the war, 73 W e l l e s l e y W e s t o n M a g a z i n e | w i n t e r 2 0 1 7 / 2 0 1 8

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