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A Tale of Zabokretch Ben Finn

A Tale of Zabokretch

Ben Finn

Published August 26th 2002
ISBN : 9781401065430
Paperback
136 pages
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This is the story, based upon real people, who once lived in a Ukrainian shtetl (small town) called Zabokretch. The time is 1919, and for the Jewish inhabitants it is a time of uneasy relations with their gentile neighbors. After a brief period ofMoreThis is the story, based upon real people, who once lived in a Ukrainian shtetl (small town) called Zabokretch. The time is 1919, and for the Jewish inhabitants it is a time of uneasy relations with their gentile neighbors. After a brief period of independence, following the overthrow of the tsar, the Ukrainians saw their centuries-old dream shattered when the Bolsheviks came to power. The new rulers immediately re-absorbed the Ukraine into what came to be known as the Soviet Union. Among the Ukrainians there were those who blamed the Jews. The age-old fear of a pogrom spread among the Jews. This, the,. Is their story, as seen through the eyes of a family called Taitelman, who lived, and died, through an act of genocide forgotten by all but those who are descended from – a family called Taitelman.