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M. Emelina Mejer-Kondla

Our family of four (4) arrived together on a Freedom Flight in May 1967. When I searched the database, I only found my father, "FEDERICO AGUIR MEJER". The correct listing of his name should be "FEDERICO MEJER AGUIRRE". The other three (3) members of our family were:

MARIA ANTONIA CADAVAL DE MEJER MARIA EMELINA MEJER MARIA ANTONIETA MEJER

The only memory that I have of the flight, I was only seven years old, is when we were being checked by the guard at La Pecera. My mother was carrying a statute of San Antonio. The statute was hollow and the guard told my mother that he would have to break it in half to make sure she had not hidden something inside. My mother told the guard that she would rather leave the statute behind that deface it.

Thank you for doing this. It is a very nice tribute to all of those who lost so much in search of freedom.

Best Regards, M. Emelina Mejer-Kondla, Esq.




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