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Do Svidanya Dad: Tracing the Story of an American Family Trapped in the USSR

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On a December evening in 1931, a twelve year old boy leaves his familiar life behind as he and his family sail out of New York Harbor on the first leg of their journey to the Soviet Union. His immigrant parents left their New Jersey home because they had been lured by the promises of plentiful jobs.

Years later that boy would tell his children a few stories about his yout
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Kindle Edition, 320 pages
Published May 6th 2016 (first published May 6th 206)
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Ellie Holmes
Sep 11, 2016 rated it it was amazing
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Every now and then you stumble across a book which far exceeds your expectations of it. Do Svidanya Dad Tracing the Story of an American Family Trapped in the USSR by Karen Wardamasky-Bubrow is one of those books. For anyone interested in genealogy or mid twentieth century history, American and Russian history particularly, this book is for you.

The book starts as a letter to a father who has passed away taking with him so much family history. Time and again you hear of family memb
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Very interesting book, well written. Just shows that you don't appreciate things we take for granted until you loose them.
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Karen Wardamasky Bobrow is a former mathematician and computer programmer turned genealogist/ancestor stalker from New Jersey now living in South Carolina. She used her analytical skills, along with extensive genealogy research, to assemble her father’s unusual story about an American boy growing up in the Soviet Union. She became a detective.

While her friends’ fathers told stories of playing base
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