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The Girl with the Silver Star

Rachel Zolotov

Category: Drama

Based on a true story set in war-torn Soviet Union, The Girl with the Silver Star illuminates a unique part of WWII history – the female heroes. It is a captivating story of a mother’s love and will to survive. “Eye-opening, meticulously researched, and so very inspiring, The Girl with the Silver Star is a true must-read. Highly recommended!” (Ellie Midwood)

As a hailstorm of bombs begins to shatter the city of Minsk in Belarus, Raisa and her family run through the darkness of night to take cover. When Raisa, Abraham, and their daughters, Luba and Sofia, emerge from the bomb shelter, they find an unfamiliar city before them; chaos and terror burn in every direction. When the family is forced to part ways, Raisa’s love and strength are put to the ultimate test as she finds herself on her own with her two young daughters in tow.

Relying on hope, resourcefulness and courage, they walk, hitch hike and take trains heading for Uzbekistan, over 2,500 miles from home. Along the way they run from bombs, endure starvation, and face death.

Raisa finds solace in the women around her as they help carry each other through the difficult war years, but Raisa’s longing to reunite with Abraham still rages inside her heart. Will they ever see each other again? Will Raisa and her family find their way back to their homeland?

The Girl with the Silver Star is a captivating journey through war-torn Soviet Union as it illuminates a unique part of WWII history, the female heroes. Raisa’s journey is a tribute to the nameless women, their determination, bravery and unwavering love during impossible times. Their stories shouldn’t be forgotten.

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