AAA Research: Testimonial
“Now I know where I can lay the flowers….”
I am one of millions of German ‘Kinder des Krieges’ (war children). When I was two, I lost my father on the Eastern front in Ukraine, and my mother never really recovered from it. I couldn’t even ask her about him without it upsetting her, and as I grew older, I desperately wanted to know more about the man who was half of my very origin. When my mother died, I found the old letters with official notification of his death, and which my mother had received by the authorities during the war. With my father’s biographical data and those letters alone, AAA Research was able to locate precise details about where my father was last stationed, the circumstances under which he died, and even the village where he was buried. To my utter amazement, they even provided me with aerial photographs of the village where his grave was located, together with the precise GPS coordinates and how it looks today. Now I finally know where I can lay the flowers that I had always wanted to get for him. I am currently planning a trip to Ukraine to accomplish this goal. .
Independent researchers operating out of the National Archives & Records Administration (NARA), as well as other archival facilities in the DC Metro area.