Exiled to Siberia In June 1941, 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,... read more
“I had been careless. I had neglected to pray to God to spare us from a gypsum mine in Siberia.”Esther
“On my way to Svetlana's house, I told her of this secret wish. For the first time, she asked me to stay. We ate sunflower seeds, spitting the shells until our chins became bearded with them. Now I had a best friend.I thought I would die of happiness.”Esther
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