Maria on her visit home to the village of Topelni in cherkassy to meet parents Trofin and Anastasia Yurchenko in 1973. She had not seen them since being taken by the Germans in Spring of 1942, aged 16 (a time away from home of 31 years).
Maria with parents 1973
Maria and family
One of the ‘officially sanctioned’ family photographs taken during one of Maria’s return visits in the 1970s. Back Row: Walter (Tanya’s husband), Nick (Walter’s brother), Vascik (Ustia’s husband), Vascile, Helen & Voilick (Ustia’s son & wife), Vera. Vascile (brother). Middle Row: Tanya, Nina (Vascile’s wife), Ustia, Marcia
(Anton’s wife) daughter, Peter (Vera’s husband) Tanya’s son Toila, Vera’s daughters Tanya, Hayla, Leila (Tanya’s daughter), Father, Mother, Mária and Anton.Details