‘Konrad has crafted a gripping piece of scholarship that immerses the reader in both stories of her family and her own process of discovery.’ (Sean Patterson Journal of Mennonite Studies; vol 31:2013
‘In this historical narrative, Anne Konrad has written a fascinating book about her search for her Russian-Mennonite relatives who were lost after the ”Shadow of Stalin” had covered their homeland.’
(Harry Loewen Mennonite Quarterly Review
‘This personal narrative of one of the darkest hours for Russian Mennonites is one of the most compelling I have read… The stories, always riveting in their emotion and energy, are told in historical context so that you always know the backdrop of what was driving the governing officials, the guards and the many henchmen who carried out their ruthless rules.’ (Dick Benner Canadian Mennonite November 26, 2012
About the Author
is a writer living in Toronto.Hiroaki Kuromiya
is a professor in the Department of History at Indiana University.