The Torn Childhood

Mikhail Zlotin


The epigraph selected by Zlotin presents the gist of this touching memoirs:

“Recollection is the only paradise from which we cannot be expelled”.
-Jean Paul.

However, each Paradise differs from another especially when it was spent during a war, hungry youth, a permanent search for a habitat, anti-semitism and other “happiness” of the Soviet life.

Mikhail Zlotin’s memoirs are permeated by an unlimited feeling of gratitude about the kind and honorable people he encountered in his life. He remembers them all, and describes them with respect and love and reminds readers that the world is still inhabited by good people.

448 pages