Grigori Kovalchuk : Life before deportation

 

“Her life was already hard, because until she married she worked for a pan, a Polish landowner, and nothing she did was right. And she came from a good family. She was partly of Polish origin, she had Polish blood. My father was Ukrainian, the man she married.”

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Grigori’s mother (right) after her return to Ukraine
© Grigori Kovalchuk