“I know almost nothing about my mother. She was always very quiet and never told me anything about her origin. She destroyed her past. When I was a little girl, I found a suitcase in a cupboard in our hall full of half-torn off photos. As soon as I asked my mother about the suitcase it was gone. She let everything from her past disappear. My mom came from Charkow, that’s basically all I know. Two years ago, when I was occupied with this book, I tried to gather information about her, sadly I wasn’t able to find anything. Maybe she even changed her name? Even that is still not clear for me.”

Charkow by Ellen Korth (2/4)

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