A Soldier Without a Country
Latvia, 1941. Following a hint from a childhood friend, young and motivated Red Army cadet Noske hurries home to help his family escape deportation to the dreaded soviet labor camps. With his father, mother, and younger sister Sarah safe in their secluded summer home, Noske returns to the front line to protect them from the Nazi invasion. Or so he thinks.
Years later, Yakov and his father Noson Yakovlevich arrive at the promised land. Although his resolve is as strong as ever, Noson’s heart is split between his family’s new life in Israel and his home country of Latvia, the one he fought so hard to defend. Back when his name was Noske.
Yasha Hain’s A Soldier Without a Country is the inspiring, remarkable story of three generations living under the shadow of the Holocaust, and one man’s struggle with identity, loyalty, and persecution to find inner peace.