I have now come to Nina, the youngest child in the family. She was eight years younger than Jānis, being born in 1906, the year after the first Russian revolution. Revolutions, wars and exile marked the first half of her life, but, even during these turbulent years, there were some islands of calm, and her early childhood was most probably quite happy.
Later, as the world disintegrated around her, she was protected by her brothers, until circumstances beyond anyone's control removed all of this support - a situation that could well have caused a weaker person to have given up. As a person, she was well-read, intelligent and extremely tolerant; she also loved cats. This is merely a short introduction; The Space in Between is her story.