I Was Born in a Siberian Prison
by Bernard Blum
Soft Cover, 78 pages
Fiction - Adult
ISBN - 1-886388-06-7
The midnight knock on the door started a living nightmare. Soon Mordecai was sentenced to fifteen years of hard labor in Siberia on a false charge. His beloved young wife, Miriam, and her infant baby, would be allowed to accompany him to Siberia if she wished. Despite the pleadings of her family to remain behind, love overcame good reason. Miriam and her daughter went to Siberia only to face hardship and privation, with not enough food or clothing for the growing family. Several years later, Mordecai escaped from prison and disappeared, abandoning his wife and children. This incredible story continues as Mordecai takes on a new identity, eventually emigrates to Israel and remarries there. Meanwhile, Miriam, and her children, face extraordinary hardships and surprising kindnesses as they fight for survival and happiness in that remote and harsh land.
Niutka, a daughter who was born in the Siberian prison where her father was a prisoner, bequeathed this story to her son, Bernard Blum.