Christa Eckert Blum
Christa Eckert Blum moved to the West End neighborhood with her husband. Christa’s grandfather’s home was seized by the Soviets during the Bolshevik Revolution of 1917. Originally from Latvia, she and her family were forced to flee the invading Soviet forces during World War II. While forcing people out of their homes happened all the time in war-torn Europe, she certainly didn’t expect it in America.