European Memories

of the Gulag


Austra and Lilija’s family

Thanks to their uncles and aunts, Austra and Lilija have kept pre-war photos of their parents with them as children.

Their father was the local leader of the Aizsargi, he can be seen on the photos (centre) with his subordinates.

Their house and their childhood pictures are now all that is left of the pre-Soviet period.