She was brave, coming to the station that day. It was still a time when people seen associating with the “traitors” could have had trouble from the KGB....more
Olia Toporovsky Gomez-Delgado was born in Vinnitsia, Ukraine during the communist, Soviet Union. At the age of ten, her family emigrated to New Haven, Connecticut, in a wave of Russian-Jewish immigration that was saving Jews from Soviet persecution. She is working on a memoir about coming to America from the emotional perspective of a young girl on culture, relationships, and all things that come up in life, and the differences and similarities between Communism and capitalism, immigrants and Americans.