Motherland: Notes of a Persecuted Director, A Memoir about Jewish Life in the Soviet Union, Part I - Through Hunger and War by Natan Gimelfarb
Approx. 134,000 words.
Published on May 30, 2010.
An inside look into Jewish life in Communist Russia. A true story with heartache and human insight worthy of fiction. Motherland implies as much as it says, as it takes you through communism, antisemitism, the Great Famine, the Great Purge, World War II, and everyday realities of Russian life. It shows that faith, honesty, and determination can shine despite hunger, war, betrayal, and persecution.