Wordless Wednesday: Bērzaine

Vinakmens, Family - Freiburg

I discovered today that the large mansion that my family stayed at in Freiburg post-WWII was called Bērzaine. Owned by the Daugavas Vanagi at the time, it appears to have been used to house injured or “invalid” Baltic displaced people or soldiers (or US Labor Service men and their families?).

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2 thoughts on “Wordless Wednesday: Bērzaine

  1. I wish I understood Latvian, my grandparents came from there and settled in Vancouver B.C. Canada. I live in Calif in the U.S. and have been trying to find out more about my grandparents heritage. Mike Kuplais was born in Riga Latvia in 1877 and his wife Anna born in 1891. Anna my grandmothers maiden name was Ghtman. Anyone who may have knowledge of these families I would love to hear from you.

    Cherie Andrews

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  2. Pingback: Ancestor Story: Karlis Vinakmens | A Latvian Canadian Story

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