A Long Way Home: The Story of a Jewish Youth, 1939-1949

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University Press of America, 2005 - History - 141 pages
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Bob Golan was twelve years old when the Nazis invaded his homeland from the west and the Soviets from the east. He and his family fled from Poland to the Ukraine and were later forcibly resettled in Siberia. Golan and his brother finally came to Palestine in the company of the "Tehran Children"-a group of children who were rescued by the Jewish Agency. In Palestine, Golan joined the Haganah Underground and fought in Israel's 1948 War of Independence. Golan's book is a fresh and engaging story of the experience of Jewish refugees in the Soviet Union and Israel.
 

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Contents

Child of Chelm
1
War and Flight
9
In the Ukraine
24
Siberia
37
Uzbekistan
60
Photospread
81
A Journey by Sea
89
The War Clouds Gather
113
A Fight for Independence
122
Afterword
139
About the Author
141
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About the author (2005)

Bob Golan resides in Tulsa, Oklahoma with his wife Shirley and works as a volunteer in the local community. Jacob Howland is McFarlin Professor of Philosophy at the University of Tulsa. Bette Howland is a MacArthur Award winning author. Her books include Blue in Chicago and Things to Come and Go: Three Stories.

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