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Author Gheith, Jehanne M

Title Gulag voices : oral histories of Soviet incarceration and exile / Jehanne M [sic] Gheith and Katherine R. Jolluck

Publ Info New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2011
Edition First edition
 RWU Main Library  DK268.A1 G63 2011    AVAILABLE
Descript xii, 256 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Series Palgrave studies in oral history
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents Pt. 1. Forced laborers in the Perm region -- A life in the forest : Sira Stepanovna Balashina -- Soviet but German : Robert Avgustovich Ianke -- Under two dictators : Abliaziz Umerovich Ramazanov -- pt. 2. Exiled and arrested -- A mother in exile : Larisa Mikhailovna Lappo-Danilevskaia -- Surrounded by death : Giuli Fedorovna Tsivirko -- It wasn't life : Nina Ivanovna Rodina -- pt. 3. Children of enemies -- Three death certificates but no grave : Boris Israelovich/Srul'evich Faifman -- Enumerated units : Giuzel Gumerovna Ibragimova -- pt. 4. Children of enemies and then arrested -- From privilege to exile : Valeriia Mikhailovna Gerlin -- Bridging separate worlds : Felix Arkadievich Serebrov -- pt. 5. Documents: Survivor accounts and letters -- I so desired death : Czeslawa Greczyn -- Fragments : Anna Cielikowska -- Disgusting and hopeless : Maria Norciszek -- We will surely die : Irena Grzekowiak -- Why did he ruin our happiness? : Franciszka Dul -- Fare thee well : Valentin Tikhonovich Muravskii and Rozalia Iosifovna Muravskaia
Note "In this volume, the powerful voices of Gulag survivors will become accessible to English-speaking audiences for the first time through oral histories, rather than written memoirs. It brings together interviews with men and women, members of the working class and intelligentsia, people who live in the major cities and those from the "provinces," and from an array of corrective hard labor camps and prisons across the former Soviet Union. Its aims are threefold: 1) to give a sense of the range of the Gulag experience and its consequences for Russian society; 2) to make the Gulag relevant to English-speaking readers by offering comparisons to historical catastrophes they are likely to know more about, such as the Holocaust; and 3) to discuss issues of oral history and memory in the cultural context of Soviet and post-Soviet society"--Provided by publisher
LC subject Soviet Union -- History -- 1925-1953 -- Biography
Political prisoners -- Soviet Union -- Interviews
Exiles -- Soviet Union -- Interviews
Glavnoe upravlenie ispravitelno-trudovykh lagere OGPU -- History
Forced labor -- Soviet Union -- History
Interviews -- Russia (Federation)
Oral history -- Soviet Union
Oral history -- Russia (Federation)
Memory -- Social aspects -- Soviet Union -- History
Memory -- Social aspects -- Russia (Federation)
Add Author Jolluck, Katherine R
ISBN 9780230610620
0230610633 (pbk.)
9780230610637 (pbk.)