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Displaced Person: A Girl's Life in Russia, Germany, and America
In her moving and deeply personal memoir, Ella E. Schneider Hilton chronicles her remarkable childhood -- one that took her from the purges of Stalinist Russia to the refugee camps of Nazi and postwar Germany to the cotton fields of Jim Crow Mississippi before granting her access to the American dream. Despite her hard life as a refugee, Ella finds solace in others and ret ...more
Paperback, 260 pages
Published September 1st 2006 by Louisiana State University Press
(first published November 2003)
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I think with what is going on with the refugee crisis today in Syria, people should read how people over the years have been treated as refugees and this book talks about condition of European camps and being a sharecropper in the deep south. This was a deep rich story of Ella's experience. If you ever get to meet her, let her tell you a story about her life. I met her at a timeshare discussion of the book. I think it is time this book was made into a movie for people to have insight on the prob ...more
Ella Schneider tells a very compelling story about her life, first in Kiev, Russia, then Germany during the WWII years, and finally, in Mississippi with her family as indentured servants for a year. It is a book about discrimination in many respects as she and her family are considered Russian by the Germans even though they are of German heritage,and, as second class citizens in the States once they emigrated.