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 […]
I regret that I went to work to get bread and soup and let Jyri be in the ward of others'. He still might have died, but I could have been with him his last days. This is one of the horrible things of life that you voluntarily do things that you later regret without being able to change anything
How do you manage life when your husband has disappeared and your two toddlers have died of malnutrition and infections?
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 […]
– 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 […]
I am deeply fascinated about how people solved the problem of saving their children during war-time. I have written some posts on that issue. I am using a new photo App called Mesh, recommended by the WordPress staff. Helping Children in Hard Times Children Evacuated During the Second World War in England A good HomePage on this
"They have something out here called spring"!
I reach out and take part in this blogging Event called “Wheresmybackpack“? I like to travel and to find motives worth remembering. This weekend I was in Copenhagen, the Capital of Denmark. We have a lot of old and new buildings to be “put in order and kept” in a blog post. Kastellet is an old military citadel still […]