I am fascinated by the ways some people have been able to survive hardships without losing their minds
In this post I will include the testimony of Elfriide Kulgver. Elfriide Kulgver was born in Estonia (1909 – 1992). Like so many other people in the Baltic countries she and her family was deported by the Soviets on the 14 of June 1941 without any notice. (Post number one and post number two and post number three are linked here). In […]
This is the first post of a serial of five posts based on Elfriide’s life story as deported from Estonia to Siberia and back to Estonia. Number Two, Three, Four and the post scriptum. We have friends with a dramatic background in their ancestry story. Our friend Kristjan comes from Sweden and his father Herbert escaped the Germans and the Russians by fleeing from Estonia […]
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“Postcard” is a new weekly column featuring guest bloggers from around the world. This week we’ve got a postcard from Maria Holm in Denmark! She’s a nurse and health visitor with passion for babies. This give her the perfect pitch to let us know why Denmark is the 6th best place to be a mother. Let’s…
The authorithies in Denmark offer a lot to ensure a secure upbringing of the children physically, emotionally and socially.
– Dietrich Bonhoeffer a German priest and resistant during Hitler’s regime. He could have stayed in U.S.A. during the war where he was teaching, but he felt he had to go back and be among those who fought against Hitler. The last two years before the war ended he was in prison and in 9 of April 1945 he was hanged 39 years old […]
Today’s assignment is to make a story from one picture given my our Word Press writing course staff. In Denmark most of our Jewish population of 7000 was saved from the Nazi persecution. All took place in a few days in October 1943, coincident with the Jewish holy festival Rosh Hashanah. You can read more about it here from this link. Eighty […]
"They have something out here called spring"!
Today I ran across a fellow blogger’s extraordinary blog the LoneSwimmer on our common blogging course Blogging 201 and my thoughts went back to the year 1937 in Denmark. My mother was fourteen years old and admired greatly the five-year older swimming star Jenny Kammersgaard. My mother followed the radio report on a special long distance swim from Griben on Zealand to Grenaa […]
Small insignificant items can sometimes represent a great value for somebody who knows the story.