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The Lucky One : A Memoir of Life, Loss and Survival in Eastern Europe
by Sherry V. Ostroff


Overview - Ita was born in the wrong place at the wrong time. The place was the former Pale of Settlement which was a large swath of land in western Russia where Jews were forced to live for centuries. The year was 1918 and Russia was in the midst of two revolutions. The first occurred with the abdication of the last tsar of Russia culminating in his execution.  Read more...

 
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Overview
Ita was born in the wrong place at the wrong time. The place was the former Pale of Settlement which was a large swath of land in western Russia where Jews were forced to live for centuries. The year was 1918 and Russia was in the midst of two revolutions. The first occurred with the abdication of the last tsar of Russia culminating in his execution. The second was the bloody civil war that ensued for control of the country. Ita was caught in the middle during this time of great political and social upheaval. Wave after wave of murderous anti-Jewish riots, or pogroms, descended upon Jewish shtetls, and the only chance for her survival was to escape. Escape was not easy. In fact, it could be deadly. In Ita's own words, along with her daughter's (Sherry V. Ostroff) historical and cultural background information, she describes her privileged life in Russia, the bloody pogroms, and her harrowing escape. Ita faces each roadblock with resolve, including a new country that doesn't want her, and proves why she is, indeed, the lucky one.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781523956210
  • ISBN-10: 1523956216
  • Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Publish Date: February 2016
  • Page Count: 226
  • Dimensions: 8.5 x 5.51 x 0.48 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.59 pounds


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