by Abigail Pickus

Back to Bucharest

Memoir of a childhood in communist Romania

Haya Leah Molner, author of Under a Red Sky: Memoir of a Childhood in Communist Romania (Farrar Straus Giroux, $17.99) was almost eight before she learned she was Jewish. Growing up in Communist Romania in the 1950s, in the wake of the Holocaust that obliterated over half of Romania’s Jewish population, Eva, as she was then called, the only child in a sea of adults, carefully pieced together the secrets of her family’s past.

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