Really only on my moms side:
My oma (grandma) was from East Prussia and immigrated to America when she was 17 with 2 of her sisters (and left behind her parents and 4 other siblings). So I have a bunch of German cousins that we keep in good contact with.
Now my opa (grandpa).... my great grandpa was a solider in the german army during WWI, and they were germans living in Yugoslavia. After the war Tito (the dictator of Yugoslavia) put all non-serbs into concentration death camps, including my family. My grandpa was about 12 or so when this happened. They were there for a while and eventually my great grandma was able to escape (after multiple attempts) and they were able to sneak across the boarder into hungary. They then hitchhiked to Austria and lived there for a few years or so. They then found a sponsor (an uncle or something) in my hometown of Mansfield, OH and they moved here.
My great aunt wrote a book on it, if anyones interested it's really eye-opening.
The boy in the middle is my grandpa
"Because she's the hero they deserve, but not the one they need right now. So, they'll hunt her, because she can take it. Because she's not our hero. She's a silent alcoholic. A watchful booze hound. A drunk knight." -TechnoPotamus
"she just partied for a week straight in a dress and sombrero." -Rossik
"day time drunk is a gift from the gods" - Timmi