Behind the red curtain : my mother's two victories

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Behind the red curtain : my mother's two victories
Call No: EDUC AZR Ser. 8 RAK

Call NumberEDUC AZR Ser. 8 RAK
Sub-CollectionEducation Materials
Dates[2016]; ©2016
Statement of ResponsibilityMaya Rakitova.
Creators & ContributorsRakitova, Maya (author)
Berkhoff, Karel C. (Karel Cornelis) (contributor)
Berestov, Valentin (contributor)
Azrieli Foundation (contributor)
Rakitova, Maya (subject)
Summary"Swept up in the drama of the Bolshevik revolution, Joseph Stalin’s Communist Party purges and World War II, the Rakitova family faces innumerable obstacles to survival. But young Maya knows only that her father is gone and that she must hide her Jewish identity. With what Maya calls 'uncommon courage,' her mother fights to protect her, relying on the kindness of friends and strangers, and the tenuous hope that Maya can keep her identity a secret." —Publisher
Contents
  • Series Preface
  • About the Glossary
  • Introduction / Karel C. Berkhoff
  • Acknowledgements
  • Map
  • Dedication
  • Author's Preface
  • Revolutionary Beginnings
  • A Man of Principle
  • On the Move
  • Desperate Efforts
  • Hiding in the Open
  • Return to Life
  • Epilogue
  • "Comrade Rakitov": A Poem / Valentin Berestov
  • Glossary
  • Photographs
  • Index
Physical Description 81 pages : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 23 cm
Carrier Typevolume
LanguageEnglish
Publisher[Toronto] : The Azrieli Foundation
EditionFirst Edition
NotesIncludes index
AudiencePublisher recommendation: Age 14 and up
RecognitionGifted in 2017 by The Azrieli Foundation