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Masha Gessen

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Masha Gessen was born in the U.S.S.R., emigrated to the United States when she was fourteen years old, and later returned to Russia as a foreign correspondent. She makes her permanent home in Moscow with her partner, Svenya, and their two children but is currently living in Boston, where she has a Neiman Fellowship at Harvard.


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Ester and Ruzya
How My Grandmothers Survived Hitler's War and Stalin's Peace
Written by Masha Gessen


Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages
Publisher: Dial Press Trade Paperback
On Sale: October 25, 2005
Price: $16.00

In the 1930s, as waves of war and persecution were crashing over Europe, two young Jewish women began separate journeys of survival. One, a Polish-born woman from Bialystok, where virtually the entire Jewish community would soon be sent to the ghetto and from there to Hitler’s concentration camps, was determined not... Read more >
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Ester and Ruzya
How My Grandmothers Survived Hitler's War and Stalin's Peace
Written by Masha Gessen


Format: eBook, 384 pages
Publisher: The Dial Press
On Sale: December 30, 2008
Price: $11.99

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