6 июня 2015 13:55
6 июня 2015 14:28
Some more information about my Grandmother Anna, has come to light from my Grandfather's BREM file. She was a Japanese citizen from Sakhalzin, her maiden name being Anna Konstantinovna Bogdanovich. I am not sure but according to my rough calculations, i believe she may have been born around 1921. She became an orphan at 3yrs old, and then Nakamura became her guardian. She was raised and taught by Nakamura and took on his name, becoming Anna Nakamura until she married my Grandfather Konstantin Trofimovich around 1937 in Harbin. How she came to be in the care of a Japanese man, I don't know, nor how she ended up in China. I do not know if she was orphaned in China or in Sakhalin, and travelled to China with her guardian Nakamura. I am yet to discover who this Nakamura is, perhaps the head of the Chinese Railroad in 1930's or perhaps General Nakamura, I can not say. My understanding is that she separated from my Grandfather Konstantin in the perhaps mid 1940's whilst they were in Shanghai and she returned to Russia before my Grandfather and Father Adrian emigrated to Australia in 1949. Dad had said she was an artist (&dancer) and that she painted small portraits for the Russians in Harbin/Shanghai. I am not clear on when she came to live under the guardianship of my Great Grandfather Trofim Andrianovich. But Dad seemed to think that Trofim learned about her being in the care of the Japanese Consul Nakamura and he rescued her, or that she was in a Catholic orphanage at some stage and Trofim heard about this and took her into his family. Anna is a big mystery to me, that I hope to unravel and learn as much as I can about her and her life. These are the only photos I have of her :( Also Anna's son (my Father) said he was led to believe that Anna Konstantinovna Bogdanovich also had a brother who was adopted form the orphanage and taken to live in Greece. I have no other information about this boy.