Younger than we are
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Our cousine Maria is holding the photo of one of our grandfathers.
A story behind this picture.
In twenties he refused to be a scribe in the village "Soviet", because it meant he will help to send villagers to the Siberia. He couldnâ€™t protest openly, so he took an axe and cut his thumb. When the war started he didnâ€™t want to fight for Stalin and shoot himself in his leg. It was discovered and he was executed as a deserter.
In the same time my agnate grandfather was displaced to Siberia, my grandmother and her 5 children were expelled from their home and escaped from the village to save their lives.
Two years ago we vent for the first time to my late fatherâ€™s village Lysohirka and discovered some of these stories.
See also http://jpgmag.com/photos/1886911
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