About the wartime

Categories: End of the war, Antonina Ludborza

Story-teller: “The war was going on. Our house was burned down during the war. We didn’t have a place to live in. We lived with our uncle. He also had a big family. At that time, when we were living in his house, he had four children, two of them and I with my mother, because in 1942 my sister was taken to Germany, to a labour camp. I was left alone, the father was ill. And the father died in 1943, you see. In 1944, when retreating, Germans burned down the houses. In our area, they burned down sixteen houses: in Gaigalava village – five, In Kristiņki village and Robežnieki village, because, that was considered the first front-line. That was on 26 or 27 July, 1944. And they retreated, they did not fight for long. The fight lasted from midday until ten in the evening. And they, as it is said, were driven off by the Red Army soldiers. Germans drew away, most likely, retreated further. Thus I and my mother lived then, yes, we lived.” 



Researcher: Dr. philol. Gatis Ozoliņš, Daugavpils Universitāte

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