Wednesday, July 27, 2011
A Loss of a Generation
My aunt emigrate from Germany to South Africa at a young age (7- I think), my Gran was Nine. They arrived by boat, after the First World War and could not speak English very well. It's very similar to those stories we hear about our forefathers moving to a new county, how they adapted and struggled to make our generation prosper.
Aunt Marianne was the last of my family to be able to recall the wars, the depression and the history she lived through, firsthand accounts, references and recollections of the past that is gone forever.
We miss you Aunty, Granny, Mommy.
Posted by Anita E. Viljoen