This Christmas present my mom gave to not only me, but also gave to my brother, my aunt and my cousins- the story of my grandmother Swetlana. She typed up her life story and included wonderful family photo's placed in a perfect binder for all of us to read and keep forever. Included below are a few snapshots of that precious booklet.
My grandmother was born in Russia in 1925, by age 16 was sent to a German forced labor camp, lost her father and brother in WWII, and endured some hardships that no one should have to. In In the late forties she met an American soldier and my mother and aunt were born out of that union and they all moved to the US in 1953. In 1961 she became an American citizen.