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ISBN: 0241016886
Author: Esther Hautzig
Language: English
Publisher: Hamish Hamilton; First Edition edition (1969)
Pages: 216
Subcategory: Kids
Rating: 4.5
Votes: 127
Size Fb2: 1861 kb
Size ePub: 1602 kb
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Esther R. Hautzig (Hebrew: אסתר האוציג‎, born October 18, 1930 – died November 1, 2009 in America) was an American writer, best known for her award-winning book The Endless Steppe (1968).

Esther R. Esther Hautzig (previously known as Esther Rudomin) was born in Wilno, Poland (present-day Vilnius, Lithuania). Her childhood was gravely interrupted by the beginning of World War II and the conquest in 1941 of eastern Poland by Soviet troops.

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THE ENDLESS STEPPE is based on the author's true-life experience. It is one of The Originals from Penguin - iconic, outspoken, first. The next five years spent were spent in exile where they went barefoot and hungry until the end of the Second World War. Despite the hardships endured, Esther's story radiates optimism and is a beautiful example of the resilience of the human spirit. Readers inspired by The Diary. Readers inspired by The Diary of Anne Frank, The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas or The Book Thief will love this book to. he Originals are the pioneers of fiction for young adults

THE ENDLESS STEPPE is based on the author's true-life experience. he Originals are the pioneers of fiction for young adults. From political awakening, war and unrequited love to addiction, teenage pregnancy and nuclear holocaust, The Originals confront big issues and articulate difficult truths.

Esther Hautzig was born in Eastern Poland (in what is now Vilnius, Lithuania) in October, 1930. Her acclaimed novel The Endless Steppe was inspired by her gruelling wartime experiences. When the region was conquered by Soviet troops in 1941, Esther, her parents and her grandparents were uprooted and exiled to Siberia where they spent the next five years in forced labour camps. The family returned home after the war and in 1947 Esther left to go to the USA as a student. She was married to a concert pianist and had two children.

Esther Hautzig (previously known as Esther Rudomin) was born in Wilno, Poland (present-day Vilnius . Hautzig reportedly wrote The Endless Steppe at the prompting of Presidential candidate Adlai Stevenson, to whom she had written after reading his articles about his visit to Rubtsovsk.

Esther Hautzig (previously known as Esther Rudomin) was born in Wilno, Poland (present-day Vilnius, Lithuania). Her family was uprooted and deported to Rubtsovsk, Siberia, where Esther spent the next five years in harsh exile. Personal life and death. Rudomin met Walter Hautzig, a concert pianist, while en route to America on a student visa in 1947.

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The Endless Steppe is an autobiographical book written by Esther Hautzig, describing her family's exile to Siberia. Her family were Jews living in Poland, but in 1939, Poland was invaded by the Soviet Union.


I am trying to encourage my son to read more, and I suddenly remembered this wonderful book, recommended by my very literary grandmother at the time, which I read at about the age of 9 or 10. I ordered it for my son, but I’m rereading it first! Our son is studying about the holocaust at his school and I felt that this book is a necessary complement to the overwhelmingly depressing details of the Holocaust. This is a fantastic story of a Jewish family’s struggles with deportation to Siberia and ultimate triumph. Virtually all of them survive and the family remains together the entire time. Their exile to Siberia turned out to be an incredible stroke of good luck in the long run, though they suffered greatly. It’s such an inspirational story told with a wonderful author’s voice. I can’t recommend this book highly enough. A must read for all children and adults alike.
I read this book as a child in the 7th grade while living in a third world country, and at the time I wasn't able to purchase it so I read it in the school's library. Now almost three decades later I was overjoyed to find this book on Amazon because I remembered how moved I was by this story. One event which stood out in my mind and had helped me to bond with this little girl was how badly she wanted a pair of shoes and clothes to wear to a school event. Her family could not afford it because they were so ravished by the war. In the midst of all that poverty and destruction this girl's family recognized her need to feel normal for one night and improvised to give her this desperate wish. Very compelling story about perspectives, the danger of prejudice, the human will to survive, and the beauty of finding simple joys in life in the face of adversity. This book remains on my bookshelf as a sentiment of how far I have come and how much I have persevered. It was even more special as a mother to now share it with my child. Thanks Amazon for carrying such classics!
This is a very special book. I read it in middle school over 20 years ago and it always stayed with me. My teacher had some WWII veterans come visit us and speak with us after reading the book. Now that I have my own daughter who is 9 I bought this book and read it to her. It was just as moving, educational, and an amazing true story as I remembered.
This is a good book for young people to read of Polish Jewish history during WWII in Poland, Europe.
The book is explained about how Hitler had a preconceived friendship with the Soviet Union, only to stab the Soviets in the back. It was then that the Soviets invaded Poland and took the Jewish people out of Europe as they fought the Germans in World War II. The Soviets sent hundreds of Polish Jewish people by way of railroad--traveling for months in cattle cars-- arriving at their final destination for however long that be--- in the barren land of Siberia.

This story is real and personal, as the author of the book wrote about her childhood experience prior to becoming a Polish Jewish prisoner of war-- taken away from all she knew, to how she survived her exsistance in Siberia along with everyone else. She includes their community's environment(s) as it was the essence of every one's survival.

I recommend this well written book for American children (especially), as we have never gone through an experience of this liking....such as the liking of those who were European Jews who did nothing wrong but to sustain sacrifice after sacrifice because of who they were, though they did nothing wrong to deserve such treatment and to be so unaware of what their futures held.
My granddaughter had this assigned for summer reading. I bought a copy to read along. It is a little rough in parts as this was a roundup of Polish citizens who were sent to Siberia for labor camps. The narrator is a young girl. Her voice is an excellent raconteur of a horrible dislocation and learning to live in deprivation.
Read this story when I was a kid. It's part of the history of WWII that we don't study very much--innocent people being banished to Siberia. It's also a coming of age story that has universal themes. Now that I'm older, I resonated with the parents' points of view as well. Excellent book.
Written from a child's view of things, it was refreshing. It presented a harsh Siberian experience with an innocent take. Her recounting of certain new things she experienced evoked a bit of a chuckle. Where an adult might describe such a life with miserable reality, here you have a young girl describing it almost like an adventure. Excellent young adult literature.
I lost the copy that I had as a child, so I was thrilled to find it in print again. It was a book that I read over and over again. She puts her experiences in such a way that it captures your heart, and you feel for her. The fears, the disappointments, the joy, her accomplishments all define the person she was and she possessed a lot of inner strength. A great read for all ages!

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