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I loved it! We have all heard about the Nazi concentration camps and the tormented lives of the Jewish population in Germany, but very few of us have heard of the Purge of the Kulaks in Russia, where under Stalin's rule, hundreds of thousands of Russian-born farmers whose families had emigrated from Germany were removed from their property and taken to labor camps in Siberia.
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This story follows the lives of the Jahlne family as they are forced to leave their farm to travel by horse and wagon with other German families only to later be transferred to cattle cars on a train. Here, they are subjected to overcrowded conditions, starvation and brutal interrogations by the NKVD. Upon reaching their destination of the town of Onega in western Siberia, the family is separated with Johannes taken with the other men to one labor camp and his wife, Katerina, and two oldest daughters, Magdalena and Karolina, being taken to another labor camp. Their youngest children are left to fend for themselves, with only Anya being "adopted" by an elderly woman.
Pamela Atherstone writes with so much emotion and detail that I found myself not only reaching for a tissue, but actually sobbing!
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This story isn't just about the devastation these German families endured. It is also a story about the strength they had in their love of family and their faith in God. Beautifully written by an author I plan to watch in the future. Jul 04, Susan King rated it it was amazing.
I really liked this book. An historical novel, it takes place in Russia. The main characters are of German descent and the story hinges on their treatment by the Russians. The character development is great. I both grieved and rejoiced with the main characters.
The book really drew me in; reading before bed, "one more chapter" turned into staying up way too late! I learned a lot about this era of Russian history, all of it new to me, and I'm eager for a sequel to find out the rest of I really liked this book.
I learned a lot about this era of Russian history, all of it new to me, and I'm eager for a sequel to find out the rest of the story. Thanks, Pamela Atherstone, for a good read! Sep 20, Terry rated it it was amazing. Loved, loved, loved!! Claudia rated it it was amazing Oct 17, Allredhier rated it did not like it Apr 05, Bev Graham rated it it was amazing Oct 13, Jennifer Hughes rated it really liked it Feb 07, Amina rated it did not like it Jan 20, Janet Steigerwald rated it it was amazing Mar 06,