Sarah Kaplan’s Centropa interview: Married off to save her from starvation
Perhaps as many as 4 million Ukrainians starved to death during Stalin’s enforced famine of 1832/1933. Sarah Kaplan tells us how, even though she was but 16 years old, her mother married her off to a cousin from Moscow, just to get her out of Ukraine.
Here's a link to BBC 4's production of Life and Fate.
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