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By Richard Fenigsen,Antony Polonsky

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

"An vital contribution to our knowing of the second one international 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 native land of Radom and arrived together with his kinfolk within the Soviet-controlled urban of Lwow. inside of months they have been deported hundreds of thousands of miles into the center of Russia. For the following years the Fenigsens made their approach in the course of the Soviet Union by means of boat, foot, and rail, as global battle II ravaged Europe and the Nazi warfare computer systematically eliminated the Jews of Poland.

From the logging camps of the mysterious self sufficient Mari self sufficient Republic to the the outpost of Yoshkar Ola, Fenigsen's observations are of locations 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, an extended trip to Russia is an epic experience on the outer edge of an outstanding tragedy, and a testomony that the welcoming of strangers is feasible even within the darkest of times.

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