Presentation of the book "I'm called Nechama now

13 November 2013
Press Office of the Amber Museum

Presentation of the book "I'm called Nechama now. My life between Konigsberg and Israel" and crative meeting with its author - native of Konigsberg - Nechama Drober (nee Hella Markowsky) took place in the Kaliningrad Amber Museum. The book was presented by Boris Bartfeld - head of the Kaliningrad Regional Writers' Organisation of Russian Writers' Union. 

The book was published in German twice - in 2007 and 2012. Now there is a Russian version come out in Kaliningrad. It could be aqcuired with the author's signature during the creative meeting.

Nechama Drober was born in a Jewish family.  In summer 1942 she lost many of her close friends, relatives and schoolmates, who were deported to extermination camp "Maly Trostinets". In 1945 her father Paul Markowsky was deported to Siberia, whilst mother and five-year-old brother starved to death. Nechama with her sister Rita fled via Lithuania to Kishinyov in 1946, where she lived until emigrating to Israel in 1990.