Fearful Hope: Approaching the New Millennium

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Christopher Kleinhenz, Fannie LeMoine
Univ of Wisconsin Press, 1999 - 222 pages
Donna Solecka Urbikas grew up in the Midwest during the golden years of the American century. But her Polish-born mother and half sister had endured dehumanizing conditions during World War II, as slave laborers in Siberia. War and exile created a profound bond between mother and older daughter, one that Donna would struggle to find with either of them.
In 1940, Janina Slarzynska and her five-year-old daughter Mira were taken by Soviet secret police (NKVD) from their small family farm in eastern Poland and sent to Siberia with hundreds of thousands of others. So began their odyssey of hunger, disease, cunning survival, desperate escape across a continent, and new love amidst terrible circumstances.
But in the 1950s, baby boomer Donna yearns for a normal American family while Janina and Mira are haunted by the past. In this unforgettable memoir, Donna recounts her family history and her own survivor s story, finally understanding the damaged mother who had saved her sister.
Finalist, Best Traditional Non-Fiction Book, Chicago Writers Association"

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The Sense of an Ending in PreChristian Judaism
25
The Apocalyptic Tradition from the Middle Ages
57
The Human Antichrist
86
Madness and the Millennium at Münster 15341535
115
A Brief Portrait
135
The Apocalyptic in the Twentieth Century
149
Conspiracy Thinking
170
A Apocalyptic Experience and the Conversion
201
A Reformist Apocalyptic
207
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208
The American Puritans and Millennialism
214
xiv
218
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