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After 25 years of a hard sickness a very sad life came to rest...

My father was most likely the son of a Russian soldier who raped my grandmother during #WWII. This burden had a severe impact on his entire life. #stopwar

No video this and probably next week for obvious reasons
My grandmother 1 week before my father was born writing a letter to the parents of her husband in September 1945. She describes how "she suffered under the Russian" in January 1945

She describes how they became refugees after they have been forced to leave their homes

How she was allowed to stay in Berlin because she was pregnant

How she hopes to reunite with the family of my grandfather once my dad is born

How she did not have access to fruits or vegetables during her pregnancy.

How mail was transported by people traveling as everything including postal infrastructure was destroyed.

How she is happy that my grandfather survived and that she was able to feed my dad

How my dad was not gaining weight after being born.

How she has lost everything and how that was painful for her

How her dad died a natural dead short before the war was over.

How she would love to sing again and how good it felt to tell a person about her pain.

How she planned to have my dad babtised

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