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“The girls in the village came to sing under the windows of the dying. They came to sing for me."

Neta, during the Holodomor Famine, 1933 



Neta Loewen was five years old in 1917 when the Bolshevik Revolution introduced communism into Russia. The Russian Civil War played out in her small village in Ukraine. She describes Soviet collectivization, churches closing, and nearly starving to death during the Holodomor Famine (1932-33). During World War II, she became a refugee, fleeing the Soviet Union with her four children.

Her compelling first-person account details the early years of Communism under Lenin and Stalin, the Holodomor Famine, and Neta's desperate years as a war refugee during World War II.

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