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Hello Exile: Based on a True Life Story Lilian Gafni

Hello Exile: Based on a True Life Story

Lilian Gafni

Published December 22nd 2013
ISBN : 9781468116564
Paperback
345 pages
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Can one woman fight an entire government state and win in the end? One woman did just that and more. Klara Abramovitch waited seven years to obtain an exit visa from the Soviet Union. At a refusenik meeting for Russians who have been refusedMoreCan one woman fight an entire government state and win in the end? One woman did just that and more. Klara Abramovitch waited seven years to obtain an exit visa from the Soviet Union. At a refusenik meeting for Russians who have been refused emigration, she meets and falls in love with Grigory Kuperovitch who alters her destiny. Desperate for the authorities to let her go, she rebels and protests her plight publicly--committing the unpardonable offense for disturbing the peace. Instead of a visa the Russian authorities sentence her to four years in Siberian exile, away from the man she loves, and where few return alive. There was no difference between an animal led to a slaughterhouse or a penned-in exile. To her, one took life away- the other broke the human spirit--the essence for survival. Klara learns that survival is dependent on her will to adapt to the harsh Siberian winters and loneliness by corresponding with other prisoner of conscience. She devises an ingenious way to mail letters to other prisoners camps with secret messages. Klara Abramovitch becomes the angel for prisoners of conscience. While a prisoner herself, shes still able to help other prisoners by relaying information back and forth to their loved ones in Moscow. Will Klara survive the Siberian wilderness to be reunited with Grigory back in Moscow? The answer lies in what happens next.