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Slobodkina, Esphyr

Esphyr Slobodkina was born on September 22, 1908 in Chelyabinsk, Siberia. She was named after Queen Esther, although it is pronounced es-fear in Russian. Her father was a manager for an oil company, but the Russian Revolution created an unstable and dangerous climate for this Jewish family. They moved to Vladivostok and then to Harbin, […]