Friday, January 27, 2012
Book Review: The Endless Steppe by Esther Hautzig
We learn a lot about the Holocaust, the nasty things the Germans did to the Jews. What is not as commonly discussed is how the Russians treated the Polish during World War II.
Esther Hautzig has presented a wonderfully tragic story of life in Siberia as a captive of the Russians along with her father, mother, and grandmother. Her grandfather was separated on a different train. She came from a well off family, but in Russia, they had nothing. Starting off, Esther's parents and grandmother work in a coal mine while she works on a potato farm.
Following Esther's five year journey in Siberia touches the heart. It's a beautiful story everyone needs to read.
I re-read the book for pure pleasure and I give it 5/5 stars.
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