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The Endless Steppe: Growing Up in Siberia | [Esther Hautzig]

The Endless Steppe: Growing Up in Siberia

Poland, 1940. The Russian army invades the beautiful city streets of Vilna. Soldiers storm 10-year-old Esther Rudomin's house and arrest her entire family. The Rudomins, the soldiers say, are "capitalists - enemies of the people". Forced from their home and friends, the Rudomins are herded onto crowded cattle cars. Their destination: the endless steppe of Siberia.
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Poland, 1940. The Russian army invades the beautiful city streets of Vilna. Soldiers storm 10-year-old Esther Rudomin's house and arrest her entire family. The Rudomins, the soldiers say, are "capitalists - enemies of the people".

Forced from their home and friends, the Rudomins are herded onto crowded cattle cars. Their destination: the endless steppe of Siberia. For five years, Esther and her family live in exile, weeding potato fields and working in mines, fighting against all odds to stay alive. It is not an easy life. But through it all, Esther sustains the hope that one day she will return to Poland - and to freedom.

A National Book Award finalist, The Endless Steppe is the true story of Esther Rudomin Hautzig's girlhood in World War II Siberia. For over 25 years, this extraordinary book has touched the hearts of young people around the world with its vivid portrayal of life during World War II and its inspiring testament to the power of hope in the harshest conditions.

©1968 Esther Hautzig; (P)1995 Recorded Books

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    Susan BALDWINSVILLE, NY, United States 02-10-12
    Susan BALDWINSVILLE, NY, United States 02-10-12

    Love audiobooks! Especially non-fiction or production companies like Sounds True, Chiron,Shambala etc.

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    If you could sum up The Endless Steppe in three words, what would they be?

    Inspirational, poignant, enthralling


    What did you like best about this story?

    A story for the ages, based on the author's true
    deportation to Siberia, from her beloved Polish
    multigenerational house and garden. The Nazi invasion and occcupation of Poland, and evacuation of the Jewish people, is seen through
    the eyes of a bright, articulate,


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    Not too graphic, essential text. I preferred this Award winning book over

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Jayne CARMICHAEL, CA, United States 11-24-13
    Jayne CARMICHAEL, CA, United States 11-24-13 Member Since 2013

    Married to a Presbyterian Pastor - 4 grand children - just returned from a mission trip to Russia - Career - Interior designer

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    "Love true stories overcoming incredible hardships"
    What made the experience of listening to The Endless Steppe the most enjoyable?

    Well written-fabulously interesting- warm characters and loved the speaker


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Ester


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Description of Siberia as it was
    Understanding the ominous beauty and silence of the Steppe


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    A tragic blessing


    Any additional comments?

    Wonderful story full of heart and reality

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