When my grandmother was a young child she was a German living in Poland with her mother and three brothers. He father had to work for the government since he was a chemist or something of the sorts. My great grandmother didn't even know if he was still alive. Fleeing from Hitler my great grandmother took my grandmother and her two brothers and they decided to flee the country by train.
As the train started to roll down the tracks she said that she felt something was wrong and so she jumped off the train and had passengers hand her three kids out the windows to her as the train was heading towards it's location.
Unfortunate for the people still on the train somebody had bombed a bridge and the train de-railed killing most of the passengers. I really wish I knew the name of this disaster so as to read more about what happened. I only know this from my grandmother telling stories about surviving World War II.