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By Peter Lane Taylor

To be used IN faculties AND LIBRARIES in basic terms. explorers survey caves within the Western Ukraine and relate the tale of the way a longer Jewish family members, fleeing persecution by means of the Nazis, lived for 2 years in a wide cave, Popowa Yama, and survived the conflict.

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And the entrance was blocked. We pushed and pulled and we soon discovered that we had trapped ourselves inside. ” After ten more minutes of trying to pull the sack down through the entrance, the men who had been waiting to go outside started to grow impatient. Then, suddenly, they all heard the sound of footsteps above them. ’ ” Shulim leaned forward across the table meager meals. We would chop up the wood in small as he spoke and pounded an imaginary pieces and divide them among our people, making door.

Local peasants who gathered around the sinkhole in the aftermath of the attack told the Ukrainian police that the Jews had secret exits all over the place and that it would be impossible to locate every one of them. Over the next few days, the officers swept the fields looking for another way into the cave but found nothing. “If that sack didn’t get stuck, we wouldn’t be here,” Shulim finally said, “Or maybe it would have been the other guys. You never know. . ” By early December, the first heavy snows began to fall across the western Ukraine, and the bottom of the Popowa Yama quickly drifted over.

RIGHT) And those who survived the freight cars were taken to concentration camps. 48 blankets for another long winter. Unlike Michel Siffre, whose confinement was catered with filet mignon and Mariott in-flight meals designed for the Apollo 16 astronauts, every one of the thirty-eight Jews had become dangerously malnourished by this point. Their meager diet of grain and potatoes threatened them with scurvy and jaundice, and without enough protein, calcium, minerals, and vitamins C and D in their diet, the very act of fighting for survival was slowly killing them from within.

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