My Father-in-law was born and raised in the former Soviet Union. He was born the year after World War II ended, 1946.
Unfortunately he passed away early in 2015 and will be sorely missed by his family and his granddaughters. We were fortunate enough to get a few of his “when I was a boy” stories on audio and we only wish we had started this project earlier and had more audio of him relating his childhood.
As a guy who was born and grew up in the U.S. I was constantly fascinated at the stark contrast of being a kid in the post-war USSR and that of the post-war USA. Here is one of the matter of fact stories he related to us.
I can say that I’m happy that my daughters will be able to listen to this story and pass it on to their children. There is a lot to be said about recording family history.
Enjoy the story!