Mother's brother Semen Bezprozvanny during the war. The photo was made in 1943. As I've already said, my mother was the eldest child. After her her brother Semen, or Shimon was born. He was born in 1904. Semen was a military man and a political leader. Prior to the war he was an officer, then he was sent to Western Ukraine when it was annexed. He has gone through the whole Second World War and after the war he served in the occupational troops in Germany for a long time. Mother's brother Semen (Shimon) Bezprozvanny spent all his life as a military. He died in 1974.