«I was in my mother’s womb when the Great Patriotic War»

Testimony of a Russian woman who was born on the Day of Victory over Fascism, a symbol of the triumph of the peoples of Russia, a day of national pride, mourning and eternal memory.

Text and photo: Lázaro David Najarro Pujol

 May, 2020.- Five years ago I met Aleftina Primelles, Russian survivor, daughter of a Soviet pilot from the Canteria Convention Center, held at the Santa Cecilia Convention Center in the city of Camagüey. Great Patriotic War (1941-1945).

Along with almost a hundred members of the Russian Speakers Association in the also known City of Tinajones, he remembered the memorable date. He did not hesitate to grant me the interview. His eyes sparkled with the opportunity to perpetuate both his father and grandfather who were pilots during World War II.
It was a mixture of pride, joy, hope and pain. Pain for the loss of loved ones. He showed me photos of his grandfather and family. I was touched. Her sweet and confident voice conveyed the passion of a woman who, by chance, had the chance to survive in her mother’s womb in one of the most abominable wars in human history. (Leer más eb esta entrada)


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