Leniye Minabilova

Leniye Minabilova

84 years old

She was born in the village of Salgir Kyat, Krasnohvardiysk district.

In early 1944, the family lived in anticipation of the return of her father from the front. Crimea at that time was already free from Nazi troops. But on the morning of May 18, the family was awakened and forcefully expelled from home.

I will never forget the sounds the train rumbling or the wagon doors clanging shut. In the course of the deportation, my brother and sister died.

In 1975 she returned to Crimea with her family. In 1995 they moved to Simferopol, where she still lives.

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