Suzanna Eibuszyc, "Memory Is Our Home:  Loss and Remembering--Three Generations in Poland and Russia 1917-1960s" (Ibidem, 2022)


A courageous young woman escaping Nazi Germany, with no choice other than to leave her family behind...

Roma Talasiewicz-Eibuszyc was born in Warsaw near the end of World War I, the youngest of six children. Little Roma grows up to become a striking, opinionated woman, but her life in its current form is about to change completely. The first shots in World War II are fired when Hitler and Nazi Germany invade Poland, turning all the Jews of Europe into their targets. In a decision full of resourcefulness and courage, Roma escapes Poland and leaves for Soviet Russia, in order to save her life. At first, she believes she will be reunited with her family within a few weeks, but reality proves different. As time goes by, her flight broadens Eastward. And with it, the feelings of guilt and regret that would haunt her for the rest of her life, for having left her siblings behind.

Suzanna Eibuszyc's book Memory Is Our Home (Ibidem, 2022) is a powerful historical memoir and a gripping true-life story, a first-hand account, about love and loss, hopes and dreams for a better world and a rich, living testimony of Jewish life.

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