She and her younger brother, Jonas, are the children of a college professor.
She is Lina's mother.
He is Lina's younger brother.
He is a boy a little older than Lina whose mother claims that he is simple-minded in an effort to keep him with her when the men are being taken away.
He is Lina's father.
He is a man who is constantly winding his watch.
She is a former teacher who is immediately put to work in the beet fields.
She is an Altaian woman who lives in the shack where Lina and her family are assigned to live.
He is a young Russian soldier who torments Lina and her family.
She is a young woman who gives birth just as Lina and her family are arrested.
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