Dana Ivanivna Lisova
“My mother was twenty-one-year old when she had been left alone. And she got this message that my father was missing. My mother wanted to build a new life, as she was still a young woman, she was just twenty-one-year old. She was young and I had been living with my grandmother. My grandmother would take care of me.”
“My father found me with the help of the Red Cross. As he had been wounded. Some people nurtured him back to health. He left for Poland. My father was Polish. He sent me an invitation via the Red Cross and I would visit him.”
“My father, how should I say it, there was a battle, they managed to reach the border, and he got wounded. He had been left there with no memory. What had been going on there? There were some people who would grow him up again. I don't know those people, my father never spoke about them. I don't even know their names. He said they would nurture him. He had this scar over there, you know, his face had been ruined in a way, but there was nothing you could do about it.”
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Dana Ivanovna Lisova, née Miško, was born on December 3, 1940 in the city of Dubno, Rovno Oblast, in the then Soviet Union. Her father, Ivan, was of Polish nationality and fought in the Red Army during the Second World War. He went missing after the war, yet in the end it had transpired that he stayed in Poland. He contacted Dana Ivanovna via the Red Cross and they met for the first time in 1957. Her mother was Ukrainian and she remarried some time after her husband had left. Dana Ivanovna recalls Ukrainian insurgents, as well as the Kašpars, a Czech family that had been sheltering Jews. After the war, the witness graduated from elementary school and worked in a textile factory. Currently she has been living in Dubno in Rovno Oblast in West Ukraine.