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Jewish refugees' stories fill new anthology

Emilya Naymark, at age 9, with her father

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. Photo Credit: Handout

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
Photo Credit: Handout

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
Photo Credit: Handout

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)
Photo Credit: Handout

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

Emilya Naymark, a Mineola resident, is one of
Photo Credit: Danielle Finkelstein

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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