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I heard Peter Wigmore's story when I was in Jr high school. At the time I had never heard of such a personal account of genocide. Years later I discovered that I had a relative named Eda Bender, who had survived the Great Purge. I continued to learn about my family history and owe my interest in history to Peter Wigmore's remarkable story of endurance. My family continues to tell the story and has written a book documenting her experiences within the Siberian camps from 1942 to 1957.
-Ian Scott Anderson
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