Everything you need to understand or teach We Were Not Like Other People by Ephraim Sevela.
Aspects of Jewish life in communist Soviet Union during pre-World War II under the Stalinist purges are, for many people, often topics merely encountered in history texts. We Were Not Like Other People gives life and reality to many of the people and events of that time and place. The story encourages the reader to achieve selfidentification with the process of growing up and developing personal moral and ethical values. Despite the differences between the physical and psychological conditions experienced by the main character of the novel and many of its readers, the values illuminated are universal.
Depending on the reader's purposes and background knowledge, the novel can be read at various levels of understanding and enjoyment. It can be read for its entertainment and escape values by the reader who is simply interested in following the gripping adventures of the hero. It can be read for realistic... View more of the We Were Not Like Other People Summary