Dear Leyla, My name is Natalia Nissen and I come from Russia. My great grand father Wilhelm Nissen lived in St.Petersburg. His father Oskar Nissen owned a leather factory there and a big store of leather siutcases and other goods for travelling. Oskar Nissen was also a founder of St.Petersburg jacht club for merchants and its first treasurer. He had four children - Wilhelm (my great grandfather), Karl, Klaus and a daughter Maria (who later married to Andreas Luchman from a family of famous wine sellers). My great grandfather Wilhelm studied at Danzig University (probably he had relatives there). After having graduated it he came back to Russia where he married my great grandmother Josephine Doutrelepont (of a mixed Belgian -German origin). They had two children - Margarita and Oskar (my grandfather). Before the revolution of 1917 Wilhelm Nissen assumed a post of a manager in a family company Fetter und Ginkeln and went to Omsk (West Siberia). When the revolution broke out his brothers, his mother Pauline Nissen(geb.Widmeyer) and his sister Maria escapedto Germany. Wilhelm was not able to do it from Siberia with two little children and an old aunt (Charlotte?). After that he tried to return to Germany many times but it was not possible. In 1936 my great grandfather was arrested, tried, accused of espionage and sent to GULAG. His daughter and wife were exiled to Kazakhstan in 1941 when the war with Germany started. My grandfather Oskar Nissen spent all his life in Siberia. The letters from their relatives in Germany stopped coming in 1936. And since that time there have been no contacts with them and their families. I know nothing what had happened to them. Maria Luchman with her mother Pauline Nissen and her husband Andreas immigrated to the USA. It would be really nice to hear from you. I am working on my family history and have very interesting documents. Looking forward to hearing from you soon, Natalie Nissen.