Two Babushkas

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Bloomsbury, 2005 - Grandmothers - 338 pages
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A personal and human account of real life in the Soviet Union from before WWII to the fall of the iron curtain

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ESTER AND RUZYA: How My Grandmothers Survived Hitler's War and Stalin's Peace

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A journalist's memoir of her grandmothers also paints an eloquent portrait of two totalitarian powers, the havoc they wrought, and the countless burdens they imposed on ordinary families.Gessen, who ... Read full review

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A passionately written memoir by a granddaughter on behalf of her two grandmothers who, being Jewish, survived Stalin's purges and the war. Both grandmothers ended up living in Moscow most of their ... Read full review

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About the author (2005)

Masha Gessen is a Russian American journalist. She has written several books including The Man Without a Face: The Unlikely Rise of Vladimir Putin, Words Will Break Cement: The Passion of Pussy Riot, and The Brothers: The Road to an American Tragedy. The Future Is History: How Totalitarianism Reclaimed Russia won the National Book Award for Nonfiction in 2017.

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