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      July 20, 2019

      Saturday  10:30 AM

      5500 Stevens Ave
      Minneapolis, Minnesota 55419

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      TMORA Member Book Discussion - Ester and Ruzya: How My Grandmothers Survived Hitler's War and Stalin's Peace

      Exclusive to Members of The Museum of Russian Art, enjoy a small group book discussion led by a different docent each month.  All books are available in TMORA Museum Store at The Museum of Russian Art. For further information on the TMORA Member Book Discussion Group - click here ***Space is limited.  Advanced registration is recommended.*** Parking for The Museum of Russian Art is directly across Diamond Lake Road in the Mayflower Church parking lot.   The July book discussion will be led by TMORA docent, Marie Grubisich Ester and Ruzya: How my Grandmothers Survived Hitler's War and Stalin's Peace By Masha Gessen In the 1930s, as waves of war and persecution were crashing over Europe, two young Jewish women began separate journeys of survival. Ester Goldberg was a rebel from Bialystok, Poland, where virtually the entire Jewish community would be sent to Hitler’s concentration camps. Ruzya Solodovnik was a Russian-born intellectual who would become a high-level censor under Stalin’s regime. At war’s end, both women found themselves in Moscow. Over the years each woman had to find her way in a country that aimed to make every citizen a cog in the wheel of murder and repression. One became a hero in her children’s and grandchildren’s eyes; the other became a collaborator. With grace, candor, and meticulous research, Masha Gessen, one of the most trenchant observers of Russia and its history today, peels back the layers of time to reveal her grandmothers’ lives—and to show that neither story is quite what it seems.  – Amazon This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a Minnesota State Arts Board Operating Support grant, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

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