Friday, February 28, 2014

Roots in Ukraine

A cousin of mine told me last night that his “mother came from Kiev.” Hundreds of thousands maybe even millions of Americans, must be saying to themselves these days, “my family came from Kiev, Vinnitsa, Lviv, Odessa and Zhitomir in Ukraine. Many of us visited and some wrote about it and their family’s story as I did in “Klara’s Journey,” But all of us must be watching from afar the daily events in what is now a nation in deep turmoil, to say the least. Time can never replace one’s roots and time can never extinguish the hope that the situation in Ukraine can be resolved without further bloodshed. Klara's Journey, wherever books are sold:


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