When I was growing up. My parents did not bother to tell me about anything! Except! How they were brought up. That was it. They were very tight-lipped.
It’s a shame! We will grow up not knowing who or what we are. The funny thing is! When my mom would talk to her sister. She would talk in the Lithuanian language. To keep me from hearing how bad she would complain about me to her. Dad did not speak German at all.
He did tell me about his parents came to the USA. Illegally. Both were abused growing up.
But! Not knowing! It leaves nothing to pass on.