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Ambershore: A Memoir of a Latvian-Jewish Woman By Rhoda Gurevich
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Ambershore is the autobiography of Rhoda Gurevich, a woman of Latvian Jewish heritage who survived the horrors of history. In this memoir, Gurevich chronicles her charmed early life in the... More > cosmopolitan capital of Riga, Latvia, which took a nightmarish turn following the occupation of Latvia by the Soviet Union, the invasion by the Nazis, and the annihilation of most of the country's Jewish population. Hers is a story of wits, luck, and survival, combined with a passion for culture and humanity that instilled Rhoda's life with dignity during some of civlizations darkest eras. Along with the tale of her journey from Riga to the United States, where she immigrated with her family in the 1970s, Ambershore gives a rare account of life in Latvia before, during, and after WWII, from the culinary riches of the Central Market and authentic Latvian Jewish recipes, to the details of the Russian occupation and Latvia’s independence. Readers will feel each bump, setback, and triumph in Rhoda’s journey.< Less
Ambershore: A Memoir of a Latvian-Jewish Woman By Rhoda Gurevich
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Ambershore is the autobiography of Rhoda Gurevich, a woman of Latvian Jewish heritage who survived the horrors of history. In this memoir, Gurevich chronicles her charmed early life in the... More > cosmopolitan capital of Riga, Latvia, which took a nightmarish turn following the occupation of Latvia by the Soviet Union, the invasion by the Nazis, and the annihilation of most of the country's Jewish population. Hers is a story of wits, luck, and survival, combined with a passion for culture and humanity that instilled Rhoda's life with dignity during some of civlizations darkest eras. Along with the tale of her journey from Riga to the United States, where she immigrated with her family in the 1970s, Ambershore gives a rare account of life in Latvia before, during, and after WWII, from the culinary riches of the Central Market and authentic Latvian Jewish recipes, to the details of the Russian occupation and Latvia’s independence. Readers will feel each bump, setback, and triumph in Rhoda’s journey.< Less
Motherland: Notes of a Persecuted Director: A Memoir about Jewish Life in the Soviet Union By Natan Gimelfarb
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This autobiography walks you through the life of Natan Gimelfarb from birth at a small Jewish village in Ukraine to unusual career success to Soviet persecution triggered by antisemitism to eventual... More > emigration to the United States. You get a unique insight into Russian and Jewish life as you step through childhood, the Great Famine, the Great Purge, World War II, university years, work and family life, and everyday joys and challenges. Part I covers Natan's life through hunger and war until graduation from the university. Part II covers his career and fight with Soviet authorities.< Less
Motherland: Notes of a Persecuted Director: A Memoir about Jewish Life in the Soviet Union By Natan Gimelfarb
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This autobiography walks you through the life of Natan Gimelfarb from birth at a small Jewish village in Ukraine to unusual career success to Soviet persecution triggered by antisemitism to eventual... More > emigration to the United States. You get a unique insight into Russian and Jewish life as you step through childhood, the Great Famine, the Great Purge, World War II, university years, work and family life, and everyday joys and challenges. Part I covers Natan's life through hunger and war until graduation from the university. Part II covers his career and fight with Soviet authorities.< Less
Double Exposure: From Russia Cross-Country Through Time By Nadia Shulman
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When Russian refugees Victoria and her husband, Felix, embarked on their cross-country adventure, they planned to travel one day for each year of their fifty-year marriage. In Double Exposure,... More > Victoria offers a memoir that moves between past and present to chronicle her journey to the United States. Within the celebration of their anniversary, Victoria shares intimate stories of her transformation into womanhood and motherhood, reflecting on her family and life under Soviet rule. And as she meets Felix, a love story unfolds that takes them around the world and around their new country, together for fifty years. Double Exposure is a sincere account of many hilarious misadventures, frustrating mistakes, and heartbreaking times on the way to freedom. This cross-country journey provides not only a trip through history, but also a personal glimpse into tragedies and triumphs in the life of a woman, a family, a country.< Less
Double Exposure: From Russia Cross-Country Through Time By Nadia Shulman
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When Russian refugees Victoria and her husband, Felix, embarked on their cross-country adventure, they planned to travel one day for each year of their fifty-year marriage. In Double Exposure,... More > Victoria offers a memoir that moves between past and present to chronicle her journey to the United States. Within the celebration of their anniversary, Victoria shares intimate stories of her transformation into womanhood and motherhood, reflecting on her family and life under Soviet rule. And as she meets Felix, a love story unfolds that takes them around the world and around their new country, together for fifty years. Double Exposure is a sincere account of many hilarious misadventures, frustrating mistakes, and heartbreaking times on the way to freedom. This cross-country journey provides not only a trip through history, but also a personal glimpse into tragedies and triumphs in the life of a woman, a family, a country.< Less
Empathy For Strangers...in black and white By Joe Jelikovsky Edited by Sidni Louise "Appleseed" Myles
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This memoir collage is an amazing collection of poetry, short stories and historical documents written by, for and about Joe Jelikovsky. Now in his mid 80’s, Joe lived through, fought in,... More > survived and healed from the Korean War. This personal, heart felt and in-depth story is authentic and will make you think about a man who was willing to give his life for people he never knew and the true meaning of Empathy For Strangers.< Less
Empathy For Strangers By Joe Jelikovsky Edited by Sidni Louise "Appleseed" Myles
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This memoir collage is an amazing collection of poetry, short stories and historical documents written by, for and about Joe Jelikovsky. Now in his mid 80’s, Joe lived through, fought in,... More > survived and healed from the Korean War. This personal, heart felt and in-depth story is authentic and will make you think about a man who was willing to give his life for people he never knew and the true meaning of Empathy For Strangers.< Less
Stored Treasures By Minnie Crane & Smadar Belkind Gerson
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A deeply personal, beautifully simple and inspiring memoir. This joint work is written by two women separated by four generations. Minnie Crane lived through two world wars, pandemics and the Great... More > Depression. Thirty years after her death her tale is brought to life in a way only her great-granddaughter could do. Minnie came from an extremely humble beginning and made huge sacrifices. Her telling account sheds light on the story of Belitsa, a little town in Russian, now part of Belarus, a Jewish community obliterated by the Nazis. It also traces immigration of many Jews to America at the turn of the twentieth century. This inspirational narrative makes history very personal.< Less
The Nazi, the Princess, and the Shoemaker By Scott Neuman
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Have you ever heard of a Jew who saved a Nazi's life? Who evaded capture by pretending to be a Polish peasant, a Communist spy, a partisan, and a Rabbi? Who spent months starving in the woods,... More > sleeping in haystacks in the freezing cold, only to finish off the war in a luxurious palace as the guest of a Polish princess? Over 30 years in the making, this unique and extraordinary account was recreated from cassette tapes which were recorded in the early 1980s and later found in the bottom of a closet, as well as videotaped interviews by Steven Spielberg’s Shoah Foundation. The book describes Binem’s Holocaust experience in harrowing detail, from its lows, including a suicide attempt in the Jewish graveyard where his parents were buried, to its highs, such as finishing off the war as an honored guest at the Osten-Sacken mansion, and his celebratory speech to the Russian Jewish officers who liberated him.< Less

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