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Silence Was SalvationChild Survivors of Stalin's Terror and World War II in the Soviet Union$
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Cathy A Frierson

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780300179453

Published to Yale Scholarship Online: September 2015

DOI: 10.12987/yale/9780300179453.001.0001

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“I was so overjoyed that I had found you”

“I was so overjoyed that I had found you”

Vera Mikhailovna Kostina/Vera Yulyanovna Skiba


July 7, 2005

(p.144) Chapter Six “I was so overjoyed that I had found you”
Silence Was Salvation

Cathy A. Frierson

, Elena Vetrova
Yale University Press

This chapter describes the account of Vera Mikhailovna following the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact, between the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany. After the pact, Vera's family was deported to Arkhangelsk Province to work in a logging camp. It was there that Vera's mother died of complication during childbirth and her father died of a logging accident. After her parents' death, Vera was sent to an orphanage in Shenkursk by her aunt. During the World War II Vera was adopted by a Russian collective farmer who raised her in a state farm in Solinikha. Vera eventually left Solinikha to become a nanny in Pechora. She was later called back by her adoptive mother, and found a job at the local sawmill.

Keywords:   Vera Mikhailovna, Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact, Arkhangelsk Province, Shenkursk

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