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The Gulag Survivor

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ISBN 10 : 9781351481717
Pages : 290 pages
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Download or read book The Gulag Survivor PDF or another Format written by Nanci Adler and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2017-09-04 with total page 290 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Even before its dissolution in 1991, the Soviet Union was engaged in an ambivalent struggle to come to terms with its violent and repressive history. Following the death of Stalin in 1953, entrenched officials attempted to distance themselves from the late dictator without questioning the underlying legitimacy of the Soviet system. At the same time, the Gulag victims to society opened questions about the nature, reality, and mentality of the system that remain contentious to this day.The Gulag Survivor is the first book to examine at length and in-depth the post-camp experience of Stalin's victims and their fate in post-Soviet Russia. As such, it is an essential companion to the classic work of Alexander Solzhenitsyn. Based on extensive interviews, memoirs, official records, and recently opened archives, The Gulag Survivor describes what survivors experienced when they returned to society, how officials helped or hindered them, and how issues surrounding the existence of the returnees evolved from the fifties up to the present.Adler establishes the social and historical context of the first wave of returnees who were ""liberated"" into exile in Stalin's time. She reviews diverse aspects of return including camp culture, family reunion, and the psychological consequences of the Gulag. Adler then focuses on the enduring belief in the Communist Party among some survivors and the association between returnees and the growing dissident movement. She concludes by examining how issues surrounding the survivors reemerged in the eighties and nineties and the impact they had on the failing Soviet system. Written and researched while Russian archives were most available and while there were still survivors to tell their stories, The Gulag Survivor is a groundbreaking and essential work in modern Russian history. It will be read by historians, political scientists, Slavic scholars, and sociologists.


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ISBN 10 : 9780141808871
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Download or read book The Whisperers PDF or another Format written by Orlando Figes and published by Penguin UK. This book was released on 2008-09-04 with total page 784 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Drawing on a huge range of sources - letters, memoirs, conversations - Orlando Figes tells the story of how Russians tried to endure life under Stalin. Those who shaped the political system became, very frequently, its victims. Those who were its victims were frequently quite blameless. The Whisperers recreates the sort of maze in which Russians found themselves, where an unwitting wrong turn could either destroy a family or, perversely, later save it: a society in which everyone spoke in whispers - whether to protect themselves, their families, neighbours or friends - or to inform on them.


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Gulag Literature and the Literature of Nazi Camps

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ISBN 10 : 9780253043542
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Download or read book Gulag Literature and the Literature of Nazi Camps PDF or another Format written by Leona Toker and published by Indiana University Press. This book was released on 2019-08-28 with total page 298 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Devoted to the ways in which Holocaust literature and gulag literature provide contexts for each other, Leona Toker shows how the prominent features of one shed light on the veiled features and methods of the other. Toker views these narratives and texts against the background of historical information about the Soviet and the Nazi regimes of repression. Writers at the center of this work include Varlam Shalamov, Primo Levi, Elie Wiesel, and Ka-Tzetnik, and others including Alexandr Solzhenitsyn, Evgeniya Ginzburg, and Jorge Semprun illuminate the discussion. Toker’s twofold analysis concentrates on the narrative qualities of the works as well as how each text documents the writer’s experience. She provides insight into how fictionalized narrative can double as historical testimony, how references to events might have become obscure owing to the passage of time and the cultural diversity of readers, and how these references form new meaning in the text. Toker is well-known as a skillful interpreter of gulag literature, and this text presents new thinking about how gulag literature and Holocaust literature enable a better understanding about testimony in the face of evil.


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Sources of European History: Since 1900

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ISBN 10 : 9781111789794
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Download or read book Sources of European History: Since 1900 PDF or another Format written by Marvin Perry and published by Cengage Learning. This book was released on 2010-01-01 with total page 528 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This reader uses primary sources to illuminate the intellectual, political, and cultural history of Europe from 1900 to the present. Each part, chapter, and section contains an introduction that explains the historical setting and significance of the readings within. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.


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ISBN 10 : 9780810126640
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Download or read book Stalin's Romeo Spy PDF or another Format written by Emil Draitser and published by Northwestern University Press. This book was released on 2010-03-19 with total page 465 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Relates the life of a top Soviet spy, who seduced women to obtain diplomatic pouches, risked his life to steal military secrets and summoned physical courage to cross the Sahara Desert and the jungles of the Congo, only to be tortured by the Stalin regime, forced to falsely confess to selling out and sentenced to 20 years of hard labor in the Gulag.


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Sources of the Western Tradition: From the Renaissance to the present

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ISBN 10 : UVA:X004690222
Pages : 534 pages
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Download or read book Sources of the Western Tradition: From the Renaissance to the present PDF or another Format written by Marvin Perry and published by Houghton Mifflin College Division. This book was released on 2003 with total page 534 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This successful two-volume primary source reader emphasizes the history of ideas. Each of its 300 sources is accompanied by an introductory essay and review questions.


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ISBN 10 : 9780786751860
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Download or read book The Perversion Of Knowledge PDF or another Format written by Dr. Vadim J. Birstein and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2009-09-09 with total page 512 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: During the Soviet years, Russian science was touted as one of the greatest successes of the regime. Russian science was considered to be equal, if not superior, to that of the wealthy western nations. The Perversion of Knowledge, a history of Soviet science that focuses on its control by the KGB and the Communist Party, reveals the dark side of this glittering achievement. Based on the author's firsthand experience as a Soviet scientist, and drawing on extensive Russian language sources not easily available to the Western reader, the book includes shocking new information on biomedical experimentation on humans as well as an examination of the pernicious effects of Trofim Lysenko's pseudo-biology. Also included are many poignant case histories of those who collaborated and those who managed to resist, focusing on the moral choices and consequences. The text is accompanied by the author's own translations of key archival materials, making this work an essential resource for all those with a serious interest in Russian history.


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Overtaken by the Night

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ISBN 10 : 9780822983224
Pages : 544 pages
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Download or read book Overtaken by the Night PDF or another Format written by Richard G. Robbins and published by University of Pittsburgh Press. This book was released on 2018-02-16 with total page 544 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Vladimir Fedorovich Dzhunkovsky was a witness to Russia’s unfolding tragedy—from Tsar Alexander II’s Great Reforms, through world war, revolution, the rise of a new regime, and finally, his country’s descent into terror under Stalin. But Dzhunkovsky was not just a passive observer—he was an active participant in his troubled and turbulent times, often struggling against the tide. In the centennial of the Russian revolution, his story takes on special significance. Highly readable, Overtaken by the Night captivates on many levels. It is a gripping biography of a man of many faces, a behind-the-curtain look at the inner workings of Russian politics at its highest levels, and also an engrossing account of ordinary Russians engulfed by swiftly moving political and social currents. Dzhunkovsky served as a confidant in the tsar’s imperial court and as governor in Moscow province during and after the 1905 revolution. In 1913 he became the empire’s security chief, determined to reform the practices of the dreaded tsarist political police, the Okhrana. Dismissed from office for daring to investigate and warn Tsar Nicholas about Rasputin, his path led him into combat on the battlefields of the First World War. A natural leader of men, he held his units together even as revolution spilled into the trenches. Arrested as a counterrevolutionary in 1918 and imprisoned until 1921, Dzhunkovsky avoided execution thanks to an outpouring of public support and his reputation for treating revolutionaries with fairness and dignity. Although later he consulted for the Stalinist secret police, he was tried and executed in 1938 as an enemy of the people. Based on Dzhunkovsky’s detailed memoirs and extensive archival research, Overtaken by the Night paints a fascinating picture of an important figure. Dzhunkovsky's incredible life reveals much about a long and crucial period in Russian history. It is a story of Russia in revolution reminiscent of the fictional Doctor Zhivago, but perhaps even more extraordinary for being true.


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ISBN 10 : STANFORD:36105021781450
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ISBN 10 : UOM:39015041779243
Pages : 312 pages
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Download or read book True Stories PDF or another Format written by Лев Эммануилович Разгон and published by Ardis Publishers. This book was released on 1997 with total page 312 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In this book the personalities and stories which shaped Razgon's existence before and after his seventeen years in the camps are emphasized. Razgon's journalistic curiosity and interest in history as well as individuals led him in unusual directions.


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Download or read book Canadian-American Slavic Studies PDF or another Format written by Charles Schlacks and published by . This book was released on 2005 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A quarterly journal devoted to Russia and East Europe.


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ISBN 10 : IND:30000078239633
Pages : 516 pages
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Download or read book Sources of Twentieth-century Europe PDF or another Format written by Marvin Perry and published by Wadsworth Publishing Company. This book was released on 2000 with total page 516 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This reader uses primary sources to illuminate the intellectual, political, and cultural history of 20th-century Europe. Each part, chapter, and section contains an introduction that explains the historical setting and significance of the readings within.


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The Art of the Russian North

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ISBN 10 : UOM:39015053762095
Pages : 72 pages
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Download or read book The Art of the Russian North PDF or another Format written by Anne Odom and published by Hillwood Museum Bookshop. This book was released on 2001 with total page 72 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Explores in detail a subject rich but too little explored in Russian cultural literature.


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ISBN 10 : UVA:X030008377
Pages : 692 pages
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Download or read book Lost Adventures PDF or another Format written by Edward Marshall Perdue and published by AuthorHouse. This book was released on 2004 with total page 692 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: If one wants to begin to understand the GULAG, he would read anyone of at least 131 books such as; - My twenty-two prisons and My Escape from Solovetski, 1929, by Bezonov, Eliuriai Dimitrevich - Red Gaols, a Woman's Experiences in Russian Prisons, 1935, by author did not want to be identified. - Prisoner of the OGPU, 1935, by Kitechin, George. - An Account of the Construction of the New Canal between the White Sea and the Baltic Sea, 1935, by Maxim Gorky, and 30 writers. Many people refer to the book The Gulag Archipelago, 1974, by Solzenitsyn, I., as "the" book on the GULAG partly from his experience and research thereof. The author started with a simple expression written about John W. Adkins: "He left home at an early age, and never returned home age". There was literally no information about him. Most people, familiar with my work, have been totally amazed at the amount of the information, documents, obtained by the author from the archives on one individual. After many years of work, the author did not want to leave this material to just a research project sitting on the bookshelf.


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Soviet Literature and Art

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ISBN 10 : UVA:X002449993
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