Resources for Rachel

To continue your study of this topic and to help with your research, use the following additional sources. Books preceded by an asterisk are recommended for middle and high school students.


  • *The Endless Steppe: Growing Up in Siberia.
    Hautzig, Esther, New York: Harper Trophy, 1995.
    Experiences of a child and her family when deported to Siberia during World War II.
  • From Poland to Russia and Back: 1939 – 1946, Surviving the Holocaust in the Soviet Union
    Honig, Samuel, Windsor: Black Moss Press, 1996.
    Experience of the author surviving the Holocaust in the Soviet Union.
  • Exodus 1947: The Ship that Launched a Nation
    Gruber, Ruth, New York: Union Square Press, 2007.
    Account of the Exodus by a correspondent who was in Haifa when the ship arrived.
  • Exodus
    Uris, Leon, Garden City: Doubleday, 1958.
    Fictionalized account of the immigrant/refugee ship, Exodus 1947.


    A history of Jewish presence in Siberia
    A museum and kibbutz in Israel founded by a community of Holocaust survivors, ghetto fighters, and partisans


  • Exodus
    208 Minutes, 1960
    The motion picture adaptation of Leon Uris’ novel about the Exodus 1947 voyage.
  • The Long Way Home
    120 Minutes, 1997
    Academy Award-winning documentary of Holocaust survivors struggling to rebuild their lives in the years following WWII.
  • Saved by Deportation
    56 minutes, 2007
    Tells the story of the inadvertent rescue from the Holocaust of some 200,000 Polish Jews who were deported to Siberia and Central Asia.