The Endless Steppe; Growing Up in Siberia Themes

Esther Hautzig
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Pride

The Rudomin family are a prestigious and well-connected family living in Vilna, Poland at the time of their exile. Although they lose everything during the exile except each other, they remember to hold onto their personal beliefs and values. Despite the harsh conditions, they do not falter from their code of ethics.

Early in their exile, the Rudomins are hungry while on the cattle car. Yet, when another family offers Esther some food, Raya does not allow her to take any. It will be an example of how she will be throughout their exile. Despite the fact that they have friends and connections like Uncle Yozia more well off than them, Raya does not ask them for any help. When she is truly desperate, she will ask for their help with a new housing situation and allow Esther to attend their more prestigious school, but not take in...

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