Life after survival. The health of the victims of the “Estonia” disaster, the memory of the victims and the guilt of the survivors

Life after survival. The health of the victims of the “Estonia” disaster, the memory of the victims and the guilt of the survivors
Life after survival. The health of the victims of the “Estonia” disaster, the memory of the victims and the guilt of the survivors
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And in a cold damp climate my asthma wakes up.”

Of course, psychological consequences were felt immediately after the disaster, continuing to plague the subconscious of the survivors.

“At night after the disaster, I dreamed terrible things and woke up from the loud mooing of cows grazing in the fields near our house.

I realized that I was lucky. But I had and still have people close to me who are still suffering from what happened.

Who had lost parents and friends.”

PHOTO: Commemorating the loss of the ferry “Estonia”.

The perfect couple for life

As truly lucky as Carl felt to be alive, he was well aware that he was one of the few. And he had also seen some familiar people on board the Estonia.

When Karl finally arrived back in Sweden, high on his to-do list was meeting a former classmate with whom he had studied at an Estonian school in Sweden.

The parents of this classmate, who were also very, very distant relatives of Karl, were seen on the ferry.

The couple boarded the “Estonia” because they planned to move from Sweden back to Estonia. The two had recently viewed a house in Tallinn’s Old Town.

Two of their daughters, Karla’s classmate and her older sister, had married Estonians and had already moved to the Baltic country. The third sister lived in Australia, but it turns out that all three were in Sweden at the time of the disaster.

The parents had not yet sold their previous house, but were in the process of moving. Daughters had come to help their parents start the new phase of their lives.

The article is in Latvian

Tags: Life survival health victims Estonia disaster memory victims guilt survivors

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