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Endless Steppe Growing up in Siberia

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ISBN-10: 006440577X

ISBN-13: 9780064405775

Edition: 2018

Authors: Esther Hautzig

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Exiled to Siberia In June 1942, the Rudomin family is arrested by the Russians. They are "capitalists -- enemies of the people." Forced from their home and friends in Vilna, Poland, they are herded into crowded cattle cars. Their destination: the endless steppe of Siberia. For five years, Ester and her family live in exile, weeding potato fields and working in the mines, struggling for enough food and clothing to stay alive. Only the strength of family sustains them and gives them hope for the future.
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Book details

List price: $7.99
Copyright year: 2018
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Limited
Publication date: 6/12/2018
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 5.25" wide x 7.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.440
Language: English

Esther Hautzig was born on October 18, 1930. During World War II, her family was exiled from Poland to Siberia, where they worked in labor camps. In 1947, she traveled via ocean liner to New York on a student visa. While aboard the ocean liner, she met the Vienna-born pianist Walter Hautzig, who was returning from a concert tour. They married in 1950. She enrolled in Hunter College, but never finished because a professor there told her that her accent would disqualify her from becoming a teacher. She took a job as a secretary at the publisher G. P. Putnam's Sons and later was promoted to children's books. During her lifetime she wrote numerous books including Let's Cook without Cooking…