Saturday, June 4, 2016
Faygala, Yiddish Refugee
Touching story that brought tears to my eyes as I read of
one suffering to reach freedom and leaving her beloved. I was happily relieved the ending was a pleasant one. I half expected it not to be since this a true story written by the character Faygala's, daughter in law.
The story opens up in 1915 in Russia where a 17 year Jewish young women is molested by Cossack solders . She must flee to reach America to be untied with her father in Ohio.
Bettey Baker, has done a wonderful job reconstructing this story
which she has heard from her mother -in -law so many times.
I recommend you get a copy and read it out loud to your children. Let them experience the terrifying thought that perhaps today the soldiers will come and destroy I felt very sad for this poor girl who had not seen her father in 10 years . He had fled so as not to be drafted into the army. Follow the hardships to a happy ending.
I am a fan of world war1 and 11 books and this one did not disappoint. Short but extremely well written , you won't want to miss. Add his to your collection today. Find it on amazon!
Thank you olive press for the book!