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.
The Endless SteppeExiled to Siberia
By Esther Hautzig
5"x7.5" (243 Pages)Ages 12+ Publisher: Harper-Trophy, 1968
For five years, Esther and her family live in exile, weeding potato fields and working in the mines, struggling for enough food and clothing to stay alive. Only the strength of family sustains them and gives them hope for the future.