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Escaping the Russian Bear: An Estonian Girl’s Memoir of Loss and Survival During World War II by [von Rosenvinge, Kristina]
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Length: 187 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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Kristina von Rosenvinge’s mother perished in 1940 when two Russian warplanes shot down the unarmed Finnish airliner Kaleva. This unprovoked criminal act occurred in what was technically peacetime, but the fragile relationship between the USSR and Finland and the occupation of Estonia by the Red Army, prevented further inquiry. All Kristina knew was that her mother would never return. When her father, serving in the German army, died on the Eastern Front, she was adopted by her aunt and uncle. They understood, after the deportations in 1940, that they had to escape occupied Estonia or be destroyed by the Russian Bear. This book is a fascinating and moving account of how the family first masqueraded as Baltic Germans, made their escape, and returned to Estonia, only to make another last-minute departure on a German troop ship on the last day before the Soviets returned to Estonia. Kristina’s family survived the war as it swept through Austria, and the days that followed were dominated by a search for enough food to eat. After winning their struggle for normal life and stability in Austria, they nevertheless decided to resettle in the United States.
Estonia remained under communist occupation until 1991. Now, in 2015, Estonia is again concerned about Russian aggression.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 6580 KB
  • Print Length: 187 pages
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  • Publisher: Lakeshore Press (27 October 2015)
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B017A1LA78
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