Eva Brown (Truumees)

The difficult journey of refugees and the reality of sponsorship

Eva Brown speaks about how her family escaped Estonia in the course of World War II, ended up in Germany and eventually reached USA. She explains the meaning of sponsorship, which meant the only way for her family to get a chance to settle in the United States, as well as the meaning of being a refugee. Additionally, she recalls the way how they wrote letters to their relatives who had remained in Estonia. This process bore the mark of censorship.