1942: A Survivor's Story of Reconnection

Video by the American Red Cross Northwest Region, Seattle, Washington

Earlier this month, we shared the story of Marta, who was separated from her family when she was taken to work in a forced labor camp for the Nazis. For fear of retribution from the Soviet Union, she did not search for her family for decades. Finally, at the urging of her daughter, she initiated a search with the American Red Cross. Through its Restoring Family Links program, they were able to find the fate of her family, and unexpectedly, reconnect her with her older sister. Watch her story below.

For more information about the reconnecting families work of the American Red Cross, please visit redcross.org/reconnectingfamilies. You can also watch more videos about this work by clicking here.