Esther Hautzig


Born
in Vilnius, Lithuania
October 18, 1930

Died
November 01, 2009

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Esther Rudomin was born in Wilno, Poland (present-day Vilnius, Lithuania). Her childhood was interrupted by the beginning of WWII and the conquest in 1941 of eastern Poland by Soviet troops.

Her family was uprooted and deported to Rubtsovsk, Siberia, where Esther spent the next five years in harsh exile. Her award winning novel The Endless Steppe is an autobiographical account of those years in Siberia.

After the war, she and her family moved back to Poland when she was 15. Hautzig reportedly wrote The Endless Steppe at the prompting of presidential candidate Adlai Stevenson, to whom she had written after reading his articles about his visit to Rubtsovsk.

Hautzig helped to discover and eventually publish the master's thesis in mathematics writ
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“What I ate for breakfast on school mornings was one buttered roll--a soft roll, not a hard roll--and one cup of cocoa; any attempt to alter this menu I regarded as a plot to poison me.”
Esther Hautzig, The Endless Steppe: Growing Up in Siberia

“I told her what I knew, that soldiers were in Grandfather Solomon's house, that Tata went there in his pajamas. "In his pajamas?" she asked, as if this was the most terrifying fact of all.”
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