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My Interesting Cultural Ancestry

STORY BY: Erich Roesler-Yue
YEAR: 1980
LOCATION: East Berlin, Germany

Erich's father was born in East Berlin, and grew up behind the Wall. His mother, Elona, married a Canadian who was studying in Berlin at the time, and they eventually moved to Vancouver. So Erich's father found himself in a new country, a 6-year old immigrant who spoke only German. Eventually, Elona married a Chinese man, adding even more diversity to Erich's cultural heritage. Thanks for sharing, Erich.

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