Прыгоды АРА ў Беларусі

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Радыё Свабодная Эўропа / Радыё Свабода, 2005 - History - 498 pages
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The Adventures of ARA in Belarus -- A history of the greatest yet least remembered humanitarian aid operation of the 20th century -- Herbert Hoover's American Relief Administration project in Belarus 1920-1923. While pouring through the archives of the Hoover Institution in California, author Aliaksandar Lukashuk unexpectedly discovered the names of his forebearers among ARA aid recipients. The book's heroes are thirteen Americans who fed the hungry, healed the sick, and sheltered the homeless and orphaned. Astoundingly, they accomplished their noble goal in spite of an arcane communist bureaucracy, threats from the secret police, and efforts to discredit their reputations. Some of the men married Belarusian women and, for decades, after returning home, retained a special place in their hearts for a land called Belarus.

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