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New PDF release: A Long Journey to Russia

By Richard Fenigsen,Antony Polonsky

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

"An very important contribution to our realizing of the second one international battle in japanese Europe, and likewise very humorous, which i used to be now not expecting." - Antony Polonsky, writer of The Jews in Poland and Russia

As the Nazi military swept into jap Europe in 1939, Richard Fenigsen, a 16 year-old Polish Jew, fled his fatherland of Radom and arrived along with his relatives 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 subsequent years the Fenigsens made their means throughout the Soviet Union by way of boat, foot, and rail, as global battle II ravaged Europe and the Nazi struggle desktop 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 locations and other people for which no different account exists within the English language. a unique, poignant portrait of lifestyle in Russia in the course of global conflict II, an extended trip to Russia is an epic event 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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