The Endless Steppe; Growing Up in Siberia - Chapter 2 Summary & Analysis

Esther Hautzig
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Chapter 2 Summary

The Rudomins are loaded into the cattle car with other families, all of which mirror the look of mutual shock. She watches as her happy, majestic grandmother begins to wilt and age overnight with her grandfather by her side. When the car stops in the morning, the soldiers address them and Esther needs to use the toilet. She is told that there will not be one for some time. Perhaps to get her mind off using the toilet and to improve their situation a little bit, her mother lets her wear some expensive French perfume. Esther would have been thrilled to wear it at home, but now, she is less than excited about it. Her family did not pack food and she watches the other families around her begin to eat. Her mother does not allow her to take food from anyone else...

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