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Maya Rakitova

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Né(e)
04 juin 1931 Smolensk, Russie

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Immigré(e)
1981 Montreal

Swept up in the drama of the Bolshevik revolution, Joseph Stalin’s Communist Party purges and World War II, the Rakitova family faces innumerable obstacles to survival. But young Maya knows only that her father is gone and that she must hide her Jewish identity. With what Maya calls “uncommon courage,” her mother fights to protect her, relying on the kindness of friends and strangers, and the tenuous hope that Maya can keep her identity a secret.

À propos de Maya

Maya Rakitova was born in Smolensk, the Soviet Union, on June 4, 1931. In 1954, she graduated from the Faculty of Radio and Television at the Bonch-Bruevich Leningrad Electro-Technical Institute of Communications. Maya, her husband and their youngest daughter immigrated to Montreal in 1981. There, Maya worked at the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) for seventeen years. Maya and her husband live in Montreal.

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