By Andriy Semotiuk

ISBN-10: 1483997669

ISBN-13: 9781483997667

A Promise stored - A Tribute to a Mother's Love

Time is working out for lots of child boomers. As their mom and dad cross on, the “sandwich new release” faces a lack of connection to its prior. A Promise saved addresses this challenge because it strains the lifetime of Salomea Drozdowska, the author’s mom, from her adolescence in japanese Europe, via international warfare II, to her immigration to Canada, after which her lifestyles in North America.

Her trip starts along with her early life listening to loss within the Galician city of Drohobych, ahead of the battle. She turns into a silent witness of the Nazi profession of Poland after which of the Soviet profession of Western Ukraine. Later, she flees war-torn Europe prior to the invading purple military, changing into one of many first refugees to immigrate to North America.

Upon her arrival in Canada, she reports serious hardships that go away her on my own, pregnant, penniless, and not able to talk English. She has a son, yet shrouds his origins in secrecy. Reuniting together with her American sister, they unravel together to elevate that son. jointly, they continue to exist this tumultuous endeavor.

Years later, her son convinces her to go to the Alberta farm the place she first got here to Canada. There, she breaks her 50-year silence and after that unearths the entire tale of her past.

In A Promise saved, the writer strives to keep in mind all of the information of his Ukrainian mother’s vanishing historical past and can pay tribute to her lifelong unconditional love. The ebook offers the immigrant event as considered throughout the eyes of a Canadian-born, American-raised, first-generation child boomer recounting the occasions in his mother’s existence. The publication provides 4 particular merits for the reader: 1. The reader is taken on a trip with the writer to find his cultural roots and within the approach to discover the secrets and techniques hidden from him for 50 years by way of a relations secret. 2. The booklet offers new insights at the human situation whereas maintaining the facility of the human spirit to beat the main daunting of demanding situations. three. The booklet presents the reader with a number of new insights into the $64000 occasions within the twentieth century and divulges that even within the darkest moments of lifestyles there are strong people who find themselves prepared to assist. four. This booklet reassures sandwich iteration, baby-boomer readers that they're no longer by myself, and that if the writer controlled to deal with an severe case of the stresses of residing within the sandwich iteration that stretched over ten years and concerned shuttling around the continent, they can also live on the demanding situations concerned.

The writer is a U.S. and Canadian immigration legal professional with 30 years adventure who has helped over 10,000 consumers with felony difficulties. a broadcast writer of The younger expert, a profession consultant publication for adolescents getting into professions like advertisements, advertising and marketing, nursing, educating etc, he additionally labored as a former United countries correspondent stationed in big apple whose articles have been released via newspapers within the Southam newspaper chain in Canada in addition to a variety of newspapers within the United States.

This ebook could be of curiosity to humans learning the immigrant event considering the fact that, in contrast to authors like Frank McCourt (Angela’s Ashes, instructor guy) Joseph Berger (Growing Up American After the Holocaust) Janice Kulyk Keefer (Honey and Ashes) and Myrna Kostash (All of Baba’s Children), it covers the sector from either an American in addition to a Canadian standpoint. additionally, not like Daniel Mendelsohn (The misplaced: A look for Six of Six Million) or Diane Armstrong (Mosaic: A Chronicle of 5 Generations) that take care of the phobia of the Holocaust, this tale presents an perception into either Nazi in addition to Soviet terror and provides a view of either from a ecu in addition to a North American standpoint, because the author’s kinfolk have been on either side of the Atlantic in the course of the suitable events.

in brief, this publication offers a relocating trip into the earlier and an insightful mirrored image on what's very important in life.

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