Regina Silver was born in 1915 in Sarnaki, Poland. Following the German invasion in Poland in 1939, Regina and her husband were sent to a work camp in Diktarka, Russia. After moving from Diktarka to Turkestan, Regina lost her child after he contracted measles and pneumonia. She had another child while in Turkestan who survived. After the war, Regina and her family lived in Bielawa, Poland until she left with her husband and family for Canada in 1950.
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