Motherland: Notes of a Persecuted Director, A Memoir about Jewish Life in the Soviet Union, Part I - Through Hunger and War

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.

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D Umemoto reviewed on Aug. 8, 2011
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I have been researching family roots in Krasilov, and did indeed find some moving mentions in the text. But more to the point, I found the mirror onto the life and suffering of the Jewish villagers during that time period vivid and gripping.
(reviewed the day of purchase)
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