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By Richard Fenigsen,Antony Polonsky

"An extraodinary memoir" -- Luba Vinogradova, co-author of A author at conflict: A Soviet Journalist With the purple military, 1941-1945

"An very important contribution to our figuring out of the second one global struggle in jap Europe, and likewise very humorous, which i used to be no longer expecting." - Antony Polonsky, writer of The Jews in Poland and Russia

As the Nazi military swept into japanese Europe in 1939, Richard Fenigsen, a 16 year-old Polish Jew, fled his fatherland of Radom and arrived along with his family members within the Soviet-controlled urban of Lwow. inside of months they have been deported millions of miles into the center of Russia. For the subsequent years the Fenigsens made their means during the Soviet Union through boat, foot, and rail, as global warfare II ravaged Europe and the Nazi struggle computing device systematically eliminated the Jews of Poland.

From the logging camps of the mysterious self sufficient Mari independent Republic to the the outpost of Yoshkar Ola, Fenigsen's observations are of areas and other people for which no different account exists within the English language. a novel, poignant portrait of way of life in Russia in the course of global conflict II, a protracted trip to Russia is an epic experience on the outer edge of an exceptional tragedy, and a testomony that the welcoming of strangers is feasible even within the darkest of times.

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