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Author Brahin, Lisa, author.

Title Tears over Russia : a search for family and the legacy of Ukraine's pogroms / Lisa Brahin.

Publication Info. New York, NY : Pegasus Books, 2022.


Location Call No. Status
 Cheshire Public Library - Adult Department  305.892 BRAHN    Check Shelf
 New Britain, Main Library - Non Fiction  305.892 BRA    Check Shelf
 Southington Library - Adult  305.892 BRA    Check Shelf
Edition First Pegasus Books cloth edition.
Description xxvi, 305 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), portraits (some color) ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [271]-305).
Summary "Between 1917 and 1921, twenty years before the Holocaust began, an estimated 100,000 to 250,000 Jews were murdered in anti-Jewish pogroms across Ukraine. Lisa grew up transfixed by her grandmother Channa's stories about her family being forced to flee their hometown of Stavishche, as armies and bandit groups raided village after village, killing Jewish residents. Channa described a perilous three-year journey through Russia and Romania, led at first by a gallant American who had snuck into Ukraine to save his immediate family and ended up leading an exodus of nearly eighty to safety. With almost no published sources to validate her grandmother's tales, Lisa embarked on her incredible journey to tell Channa's story, forging connections with archivists around the world to find elusive documents to fill in the gaps of what happened in Stavishche. She also tapped into connections closer to home, gathering testimonies from her grandmother's relatives, childhood friends and neighbors. The result is a moving historical family narrative that speaks to universal human themes--the resilience and hope of ordinary people surviving the ravages of history and human cruelty. With the growing passage of time, it is unlikely that we will see another family saga emerge so richly detailing this forgotten time period. Tears Over Russia eloquently proves that true life is sometimes more compelling than fiction." -- Provided by publisher.
Subject Brahin, Lisa -- Family.
Pogroms -- Ukraine -- History -- 20th century.
Jews -- Persecutions -- Ukraine -- History -- 20th century.
Jewish families -- Ukraine -- Biography.
Families. (OCoLC)fst01728849
Jews -- Persecutions. (OCoLC)fst00983322
Pogroms. (OCoLC)fst01068089
Ukraine. (OCoLC)fst01211738
Chronological Term 1900-1999
Genre/Form History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Instructional and educational works. (OCoLC)fst01919931
Instructional and educational works.
ISBN 1639361677 (hardcover)
9781639361670 (hardcover)
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