What You Did Not Tell

What You Did Not Tell

A Russian Past and the Journey Home

Book - 2017
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"In a tribute to his late father, British historian Mark Mazower traces his family's story from the end of the nineteenth century to today, beginning with his grandfather Mordkhel Mazower's birth in the town of Grodno, part of the Pale of Settlement to which the majority of the Russian Empire's Jews were confined. An activist and member of the Communist Bund, Mordkhel--who later assumed the more European name "Max"--travelled widely in the years surrounding the Revolution before ultimately settling in England, where his son would live his entire life"--
Publisher: New York :, Other Press,, [2017]
ISBN: 9781590519073
Branch Call Number: 940.507202 M4766M
Characteristics: 379 pages : illustrations (some color), map ; 22 cm


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May 03, 2019

the author, a historian, tells the story of his family going back four generations, Russian Jews taking part in the early Russian revolution, then the Great One, the escape of some throughout Europe, but mostly around his enclave, their refuge, in London, where all thrived, or didn't, during the First and Second World Wars, and later during a more peaceable time when the story loses some interest - the tumultuous times are engaging, but the more recent past feels like watching someone else's home movies


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