The Resource The Education of a Traitor : A Memoir of Growing Up in Cold War Russia, Svetlana Grobman, Jenny McDonald, (electronic resource)

The Education of a Traitor : A Memoir of Growing Up in Cold War Russia, Svetlana Grobman, Jenny McDonald, (electronic resource)

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The Education of a Traitor : A Memoir of Growing Up in Cold War Russia
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The Education of a Traitor
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A Memoir of Growing Up in Cold War Russia
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Svetlana Grobman, Jenny McDonald
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eng
Summary
Svetlana (Sveta) Grobman grew up in a communal apartment in Moscow, Russia, during the Cold War with her mother, father and younger sister. From a very young age, she found herself living in two contradictory worlds: the private world of a Jewish family struggling to live a decent life in a society rife with shortages and anti-Semitism; and the public world of an oppressive totalitarian regime that brainwashed its citizen into believing that the Soviet Union was the best country in the world.  Despite being constantly bullied and insulted by playmates, neighbors, and teachers, Sveta was a dreamer. In the confinement of her cramped apartment, with a book in her hands, she dreamt about doing something significant for her country to earn its love and respect. Yet as Sveta matured and learned about the persecution of her family and the tragic deaths of her Ukrainian relatives during WWII, she realized that the world around her was built on lies and corruption, and that she needed to be strong just to survive.Composed of a series of poignant and sometimes humorous stories, The Education of a Traitor is a luminous memoir that not only describes the experience of one Jewish child coming of age in Russia at the height of the Cold War, but also helps explain why millions of people chose to leave the Soviet Union when the Iron Curtain finally fell
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The Education of a Traitor : A Memoir of Growing Up in Cold War Russia, Svetlana Grobman, Jenny McDonald, (electronic resource)
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https://library.biblioboard.com/content/e2ac59e6-b4f5-4847-a608-452be9a011e1
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e2ac59e6-b4f5-4847-a608-452be9a011e1
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1st ed.
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1 online resource (297 p.)
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online
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remote
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The Education of a Traitor : A Memoir of Growing Up in Cold War Russia, Svetlana Grobman, Jenny McDonald, (electronic resource)
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https://library.biblioboard.com/content/e2ac59e6-b4f5-4847-a608-452be9a011e1
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e2ac59e6-b4f5-4847-a608-452be9a011e1
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (297 p.)
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online
Specific material designation
remote

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