Thanks for posting the story of your family with which I found many
parallels to my own: the start of the war, the deportations, life in
the USSR, Persia, India, England, emigration etc.
I was born in 1951 in Paddington Hospital as well, and my sister in
St.Catharines (20 miles from Buffalo) where we grew up.
I will shortly be posting my mother's photos of the post-USSR era
covering Persia, India, including Karachi, Ahwaz, Bombay, Valivade
where my mother and grandfather lived and taught.