Younger than we are

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© Mykola Swarnyk
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UploadedAugust 11, 2009
TakenAugust 2, 2008
MakeNikon Corporation
ModelNIKON D90
Exposure1/30 sec at f/5
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length50 mm
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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 couldn’t protest openly, so he took an axe and cut his thumb. When the war started he didn’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 father’s village Lysohirka and discovered some of these stories.

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13 responses

  • Joerg Schlagheck

    Joerg Schlagheck gave props (11 Aug 2009):

    My mom has pictures like that f her dad. He never made it past 1945. Awesome shot!

  • Jorge Reis

    Jorge Reis gave props (10 Oct 2009):

    Full of feelings!

  • MªTeresa Barreda Royo

    MªTeresa Barreda Royo gave props (14 Mar 2011):

    Excellent ...!! VOTED

  • Maura Wolfson-Foster

    Maura Wolfson-Foster gave props (22 Mar 2011):

    BTV.....amazing story and photos ~ !

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (29 Mar 2011):

    Oh YEAH! Rad!

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen gave props (29 Mar 2011):

    Interesting story and picture...Great entry and you have my vote!

  • Alexis - Now on Flickr

    Alexis - Now on Flickr gave props (1 Apr 2011):

    My vote of course. Your family deserves a lot of credit for overcoming these extreme hardships. Hopefully humanity will finally learn to stop repeating those mistakes

  • ajtiM

    ajtiM (Deleted) said (6 Apr 2011):

    wonderful! my vote.

  • Deborah Downes

    Deborah Downes gave props (11 Apr 2011):

    I agree with Alexis. Very moving story. Excellent entry. For sure my vote.

  • Judy and Wayne Wanamaker

    Judy and Wayne Wanamaker gave props (13 Apr 2011):

    Such a sad story of a man who lived by his strong principles. I admire him. I agree with Alexis; you came from a strong family who has overcome much heartache and adversity. voted.

  • Sonia Adam Murray

    Sonia Adam Murray gave props (14 Apr 2011):

    Such bravery and a wonderful momento, thank you for sharing, I voted.

  • Debbie Smartt

    Debbie Smartt   gave props (24 Apr 2011):

    Amazing story!

  • jaume Morera Barreda

    jaume Morera Barreda gave props (19 May 2011):

    Excellent ...!!VOTE

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