Flight to freedom

 

BDN readers take part in library forum

By Dawn Gagnon on Jan. 13, 2011, at 10:12 p.m.
Philomena Baker

Baker to discuss ‘Flight to Freedom’ odyssey at Bangor library, online

Bangor Daily News on Jan. 07, 2011, at 5:05 p.m.
Philomena Baker demonstrates how to frame a photo for U.S. servicemen and their dependents on a field trip in Germany in the 1950s.

From Germany’s ruins to Fort Kent, Maine

By Kathryn Olmstead, Special to the BDN on Dec. 31, 2010, at 11:57 p.m.
Philomena Baker, 76, has a trove of family photos, some of which she and her mother and carefully hid in transit as they fled Russia with other family members in 1944.

An unlikely reunion in occupied Germany

By Kathryn Olmstead, Special to the BDN on Dec. 30, 2010, at 9:33 p.m.

As travel options dwindle, mother and daughter continue on foot

By Kathryn Olmstead, Special to the BDN on Dec. 29, 2010, at 9:41 p.m.
Philomene Keller and her two brothers that she never saw again after they parted in Odessa, where they had this photograph made when they met by chance.

Families spend winter in German-occupied Poland

By Kathryn Olmstead, Special to the BDN on Dec. 28, 2010, at 8:57 p.m.
Philomene Keller (left) and her daughter Philomena are seen in a photo from around 1938.

Train ride to Poland one step closer to escape

By Kathryn Olmstead, Special to the BDN on Dec. 27, 2010, at 9:28 p.m.
Philomena's mother on the porch of the villa outside Odessa provided for her by the German Army.

Two families prepare to escape Russia

By Kathryn Olmstead on Dec. 26, 2010, at 7:12 p.m.
Philomena Baker, 75 looks over family photos, some of which she and her mother and carefully hid in transit as they fled Russia with other family members in 1944. At that time, the Soviets stepped up their efforts to repel Germans, including Philomena and her family,  from territories the German government had claimed earlier in the war.

Flight to freedom: War through the eyes of a child

By Kathryn Olmstead on Dec. 24, 2010, at 12:09 p.m.