Jewish refugees' stories fill new anthology

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Emilya Naymark, a Mineola resident, is one of two Long Island residents among 31 refugees from Russia and the other former republics of the Soviet Union whose stories were compiled for a book commemorating the 130th anniversary of the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society.

Emilya Naymark, at age 9, with her father
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Emilya Naymark, at age 9, with her father Anatoly, in 1977 in Rome. The family stayed in Italy for 5 months after leaving the Soviet Union and before reaching the United States.

Emilya Naymark started putting down words as part
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Emilya Naymark started putting down words as part of a writing class exercise in which she was asked to describe a place where she grew up. She ended up writing several pages worth of narrative about a road trip that she and her family took to rural Maine after her father bought their first car.

Undated photograph of Emilya Naymark,( second from right)
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Undated photograph of Emilya Naymark,( second from right) with her mother, Galina Naymark (right), her husband, Keith Allison, and their son Ian.

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Emilya Naymark, a Mineola resident, is one of
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Emilya Naymark, a Mineola resident, is one of two Long Island residents among 31 refugees from Russia and the other former republics of the Soviet Union whose stories were compiled for a book commemorating the 130th anniversary of the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society. (April 19, 2012)

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