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Пять лет Новой эры

Anna Snitkovsky emigrated from Almaty, Kazakhstan to Boston United States in 1990
“Еще в брежневские времена я пыталась поехать в гости к маме в Бостон. Но партбюро ГорОНО, где я тогда работала, отказалось подписать мне характеристику. Позже, в разгар перестройки, в 1987 году я все же провела у мамы в Бостоне два с половиной месяца. Нужно было думать о...”

I Feel Like an American

Leonid Vaysman emigrated from Kiev, Ukraine to Los Angeles United States in 1998
“I emigrated on April 13 1998 from Kiev. I was 67 years old, and I worked in the USSR until the very last day in a science lab as a supervisor, and I have a Ph.D. I came with my wife. Four years earlier, my youngest son Eugene moved here. I left because I didn’t have any...”

The Journey

Gabriel Mayer emigrated from Cluj, to New York United States in 1961
“I want to share a little of my story today, sitting in Ben Gurion Airport, as I await my flight back home to Orlando,FL. I was born in Cluj,Romania. My parents,survivors,were doctors and taught at the Medical University of Cluj; my family was made up of my older brother,...”


Polina Rayevsky emigrated from Moscow, Soviet Union (USSR) to New York United States in 1978
“«Однажды, в студеную зимнюю пору, мы из дому вышли; был сильный мороз» - Мысленно я несколько перефразировала поэта. Порывы леденящего ветра с силой били мне в лицо, а малиновый берет вздулся и, рванувшись вверх, превратил мою старательно уложенную прическу в хаос...”

Voice of Ladispoli

Victor Kaganer emigrated from St. Petersburg, RUSSIA to New York United States in 1989
“In 1989, Victor and his wife left Russia and came to Italy, where they lived in Ladispoli for seven months with their daughter, son-in-law, and newborn granddaughter. Victor worked as an editor of a newspaper called “Voice of Ladispoli”, but his real profession was...”

Cold War

Rimma Zaraysky emigrated from Leningrad, Soviet Union (USSR) to St. Louis United States in 1980
“On March 23, 1980, me, my husband and our two daughters said good-bye to our relatives, friends and coworkers and to our beloved Russia and boarded the plane St. Petersburg-Vienna. In Vienna we were placed in a hostel for Russian emigrants for 10 days. In this beautiful...”

The Story of Esther

Victor Eydus emigrated from Leningrad, Soviet Union (USSR) to San Jose United States in 1988
“The Story of Esther is my second play and the first one written in English. I happened to be a participant of the migration of Jewish people from Russia. American public is largely unaware of these events so I set up my goal to make the story known as a musical play. To get...”

From Miracle to Miracle: My Grandmother's Story (Part Two)

Aleksandra Gelfand emigrated from Petrozavodsk, RUSSIA to New York United States in 1992
“Aleksandra Gelfand immigrated from Petrozavodsk, Russia to Harrisburg, Pennsylvania (and eventually New York City, NY) in October of 1992. This part of the story includes all her memories from after 1945. After the war’s end in May of 1945, it took a while for all enlisted...”

The unfortunate realization of a fortunate man

Emmanuel Graf emigrated from St. Petersburg, RUSSIA to New York United States in 1922
“My Story: Emmanuel Moiseivich One of the most influential men in my entire life was my family’s very close friend Emmanuel Moiseivich. Emmanuel was a romantic; Emmanuel was a daredevil; Emmanuel was a patriot. His story is so unique and has motivated me ever since I first...”


Viktor Snitkovsky emigrated from Alma-Ata, RUSSIA to Boston United States in 1992
“В последней газете были хорошие купоны - пятьдесят процентов скидки на сосиски, «Американский сыр» в упаковке, чипсы «Доритос», куриные ножки и хлеб. По этому случаю Алик насобирал в своем и соседнем подъездах пять газет. На купоны были ограничения по количеству, то есть по...”