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Lidia: La vivo de Lidia Zamenhof, Filino de Esperanto

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Aŭtoritata biografio pri la filino de la iniciatinto de Esperanto.
Paperback, 398 pages
Published 2008 by Flandra Esperanto-Ligo (first published December 1st 1985)
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Montgomery Webster
My first biography.
I was looking for a history of Esperanto and chanced upon this biography. There was a lot of very detailed information that was not terribly interesting, such as correspondence letters with friends. Nevertheless, it was a good read. Not only did I learn about Esperanto' history through 1939, I was introduced to a new religion: the Baha'i faith. Since the book stops there, it is not a full history of Esperanto.
The best part is really the end. Obviously, fiction books are good a
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Glenn Franco
I'm re-reading a book I read in the 19980s about the daughter of the founder of Esperanto.

She died in a Nazi extermination center, after being sent back to Europe from the United States on bogus, prejudicial reasons stating she was paid for work and shouldn''t have been.

Like so many Jews turned away or kicked out of the "tolerant" United States, she eventually succumbed to the Nazi war-murdering machine, most likely in a gas chamber.

America's treatment of Jews before and during World War II was
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Bronwyn
Excellent research has produced this account of Lidia Zamenhoff and her campaign to spread Esperanto throughout the world. So sad that WW2 intervened destroying the unity it was meant to promote.
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