As war overran Russia, Rosa Rust - accustomed to a civilised life in Moscow - found herself on a nightmarish journey to far-off Kazakhstan, along with thousands of desperate exiles. It was here that she was to spend the next three years. Historian Colin Holmes hears her story of survival.
Rosa Rust, whose father Bill Rust edited Britain's Communist newspaper the Daily Worker, recalls her wartime experience when, through her father's commitment to the Communist cause, she was caught up in the privations of Kazakhstan. Historian Colin Holmes hears her story of survival.