My grandfather Kazys Romanas Valys was born on May 25th in 1942 in the Raseniai district municipality, Lithuania. His mother Bronė Valytė, born on April 2nd in 1920, lost her life after being hit by a grenade in August 1944 in Jurgaičiai, the Jurbarbas district municipality. Until 1949 my grandfather was raised by his maternal grandmother. After her death, he grew up with his aunt, i.e. the sister of his mother, who replaced him both the mother, of whom he has never seen even a photo, and a father, whom he saw only once. In this interview my grandfather shares not only how the World War II changed his and his parents’ lives but also how one German and two Soviet occupations influenced the lives of his numerous uncles and aunts from maternal side.