The Road Not Taken: The Divergent Paths of Two Jewish Brothers From Fin De Siècle Warsaw

In a touching family memoir, Nadia Ragozhina weaves together a story spanning Soviet gulags, Nazi death camps, a Swiss watch factory and Mandatory Palestine. The Russian­­-born Londoner recounts her own odyssey and ponders the niggling question: What if....

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Adolphe and Marcus Neyman in Warsaw, 1905. While Adolphe headed west to Switzerland, Marcus went east to Russia.
Adolphe and Marcus Neyman in Warsaw, 1905. While Adolphe headed west to Switzerland, Marcus went east to Russia. Credit: Archive of Nadia Ragozhina's family
Adrian Hennigan
Adrian Hennigan
"Worlds Apart" author Nadia Ragozhina.Credit: Courtesy of Nadia Ragozhina
The two branches of Adolphe and Marcus' family meeting for the first time, in Geneva, October 2010. Credit: Archive of Nadia Ragozhina's family
Eugenia Meyer-Neuman, left, and Anna Nepomnyaschaya meeting for the first time, in Geneva, October 2010. Credit: Archive of Nadia Ragozhina's family
Adolphe Neuman's elder daughter, Eva, with her husband-to-be Stanislas Zousman in Geneva, 1933. They made the fateful decision to live in Antwerp in the 1930s.Credit: Archive of Nadia Ragozhina's family
Nadia Ragozhina's grandmother, Anna Nepomnyaschaya, pictured in London, 2020, and in Moscow in the late 1940s.Credit: Nadia Ragozhina/Family archive
Adolphe Neuman's younger daughter Eugenia ("Genia") and her husband David Ismojik in Geneva, 1933. They lived in Tel Aviv in the 1930s and '40s.Credit: Archive of Nadia Ragozhina's family

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