The Endless Steppe: Growing Up in Siberia is a memoir by Esther Hautzig about her family's exile in Siberia during the Second World War. After the Soviets invaded their homeland of Poland, Esther's wealthy Jewish family was sent to Siberia. In contrast to their previous privilege, here they face many hardships. Esther's parents work in a gypsum mine, and she is sent to work in the fields, all along facing hunger and cold winters. The memoir is a bildungsroman told through a historical backdrop.