When the boys came home

  • 1999-01-14
  • Katya Cengel
When searching for someone who has been missing more than 50 years, you can't expect to find exactly what you're looking for, as Katya Cengel reports.Biruta Giluca had always been "daddy's girl" - that is, until daddy disappeared. One day Biruta's mother, Olga, rushed home from the central market, where she and her husband, Voldemars, worked, to pack a suitcase. Olga and Biruta hurried to the Daugava embankment and handed the suitcase over to the Latvian men who had been forced onto the ship. They never saw Voldemars.It was 1943 and Latvia was occupied by German troops. Voldemars was one of...
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