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Diaspora, thy name is legion

Today's random walk through Wikipedia led me to another bunch of Koreans cast adrift from history and their homeland by the Japanese and Russians; the post-WWII ethnic cleansing of Germans from a lot of countries in Eastern Europe, and, oddly enough, the Netherlands; the children left behind by soldiers of various nations after World War II; and the unhappy life of one of ABBA's singers. (Somewhat less horrible: the career of one of rock's great guitar players, the war child of a Canadian soldier in England.)


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Jan. 9th, 2007 12:43 am (UTC)
Well, at least I now see there's been some work done in English about German children of Allied soldiers. I'll have to look that up. (Ha, guess what my mom is?)

I also was told I have a half-sister in the Philippines, born in 1970--I don't think that I'll have any luck finding out more about that.
Jan. 9th, 2007 01:15 am (UTC)
You might be surprised. As screwed up as the Philippines are from our POV, they do keep better records than a lot of Third World countries. If you're serious about finding her, you might try looking at parish records.
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