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Quaker Meeting

Young George Trofimoff had been in the home of Paul Butterworth at Sunset Farms for a couple of weeks, when “Uncle Paul” told him that he would like for him to attend the Sunday Meeting of the local Society of Friends, the Quakers. Uncle Paul wanted to introduce George to...

Luxury

Young George Trofimoff had never experienced luxury. Growing up in his foster home in the Russian emigre enclave of Berlin, he was well cared for and was raised in a good environment. That is not to say there was an excess of goods, and, as World War II progressed, there were...

Trofimoff Scarves (France)

After living hand-to-mouth and sleeping in parks hiding from the French police, the boys, Shurik and George, experienced the first tastes of capitalism. Their presentation of their scarfs and ties at the Pathe film studios was so popular with the employees there, they quickly sold almost all they had. Within an...

Post War France For A Russian Emigre

George Trofimoff had survived the end of the war and escaped to France. This had been the path of many White Russians. It was a story of disarray, lost family members, societal confusion and the persistent attempt to regroup and reorganize. Thus, the Russian community enclave in Paris began developing even...

Welcome To America!

George Trofimoff, as a teen-age boy, escaped the Nazi enlistment and the close of WWII by escaping to Paris. At first he found a job painting silk scarfs, but when that employer closed, he was desperate to find work. It was impossible to get employment without a work permit from...