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A Family that lived so remotely from human contact, it missed WWII

In my never ending search for the next bit of knowledge or information that will blow my hair back, I finally came across that most interesting bit I have read in five years when a friend posted a link to an article on Smithsonian.com about a Russian family that fled religious persecution, so it retreated into the wilderness of Siberia where for two generations it ultimately live so remotely from the world that this family made no contact with humans other than themselves for 40 years. This story has great sacrifices, determination, and loneliness. It shows what is within us all. A must read, about 10 minutes.

For 40 Years, This Russian Family Was Cut Off From All Human Contact, Unaware of World War II | History & Archaeology | Smithsonian Magazine