The Tudjina — The Book

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Unbeknownst to Leslie, her grandma was “passing.” Her grandmother had been shamed and coerced into pretending she was from the people who, later in her life, in an ignored corner of the WWII Holocaust, sadistically exterminated hundreds of thousands of her people as racial undesirables. This slaughter consumed half of her own family, who had struggled for centuries before that as part of an exploited minority, as hated inferiors. Existentially, was she really even “white?” Leslie’s family had lost everything — their culture, their identity, their history, their self-respect and their self-esteem. Only one thing can trigger the recovery of that precious, elusive thing that’s missing,  the last thing to go when all else was lost . . .

Who was familiar.

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3 thoughts on “The Tudjina — The Book”

  1. I linked to you on this site and am blown away by what I read here. I spent 15 years writing about the Marcos’ story and I’m no stranger to the written word. My grandparents were Slavic but I admit I don’t know the true story of your country and your people like I should…..a typical white American excuse it’s not but I’m humbled by your people’s suffering……enough to learn more and maybe help in some way. I write fables & short stories so I’m no stranger to the potency of words. How can I help? What can I offer?

    Kind regards,
    Steve Becker

  2. I linked to you on this site and am blown away by what I read here. I spent 15 years writing about the Marcos’ story and I’m no stranger to the written word. My grandparents were Slavic but I admit I don’t know the true story of your country and your people like I should…..a typical white American excuse it’s not but I’m humbled by your people’s suffering……enough to learn more and maybe help in some way. I write fables & short stories so I’m no stranger to the potency of words. How can I help? What can I offer?

    Kind regards,
    Steve Becker

  3. Thank you so much for the kind and empathetic words. I’m trying to finish up my manuscript, if you’d care to critique the writing it would be very helpful. It’s a complicated story, so it’s very helpful to get input on where it gets confusing.

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