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Mārtiņš Rubenis recounts growing up Latvian in Seattle and explains some profound connections he has with Latvia, the country his parents fled because of the Soviet Occupation during WWII.
This is the story of how life was for her and her family during late and post World War Two.
In this interview, conducted in November 2019 in Piedmont, California, Sage Gilbert (13) interviews her paternal grandmother, Rhona Gilbert (71), sharing stories from Rhona’s life all across the world.
Benita Pupurins recalls fleeing Latvia during WWII - from Latvia to Poland to Germany to America.
Anda Grinbergs Howe left Latvia in 1944 and eventually went to the USA with the help of the Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Services.
In this interview, conducted in 2017 in Greenville, SC, Mitchell Esbenshade interviews Andris Bibelneiks about his experiences growing up. Mr. Bibelneiks shares what it was like being forced to move out of Latvia, and to Germany. He also talks about...
We talked about what his life was like living in two different countries. We also talked about his family.
Growing up before WWII and falling in love were the easiest parts of Vera's life, but she encountered more hurdles along her way. On November 21, 2017, in Los Angeles, CA, Vera Volfson shares her story with her great-granddaughter Dara...
As Zigrid explains, a life story is a collection of events formed by experience that mold our thoughts and impressions. Her father shares his experience as a young boy running free on a farm in Latvia, escaping Latvia by ship,...
With admiration for the resilience of Latvians, Irene Ortiz recounts her own Latvian-American path.
Marvin talks about his ancestry, their immigration to America, and his experiences in the U.S. Air Force.
In this interview, conducted on Thanksgiving, 2015 in a suburb of Cleveland, Dylan Caine (16) asks his mother, Shelly Pesick-Caine (56), about her quintessentially American upbringing in the suburbs of Detroit. Born into a caring and hardworking family of six,...