With Only a Suitcase
Author: Ellen Adamsons
Copyright © 2011 Heron Walk Publications
Published by Heron Walk Publications
Format 8 1/2 x 11 inches, perfect binding
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Two World Wars, the Russian Revolution and the birth of the Soviet Union fractured the countries of Eastern Europe.
What choices led Jekabs and his family to abandon their Latvian home and become wandering exiles?
What did Mudite’s mother tell the interrogator in order to escape arrest and execution
How did the Lava family arrive in the Wurzburg, Germany displaced persons camp in 1945?
How did Benita survive the “green terror”?
How did Janis and Velta start a new life in Kars, Ontario, Canada with no money, no possessions and no job?
Ellen Adamsons, teacher, writer and history researcher, answers the questions about the journey of these displaced people, using their own words and details of timelines, diary entries, letters, genealogy and 250 coloured photographs.