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The Gulag Survivor: Beyond the Soviet System

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The Gulag Survivor, now available in paperback, is the first book to examine at length and in-depth the post-camp experience of Stalins victims and their fate in post-Soviet Russia. It is an essential companion to the classic work of Aleksandr Solhenitsyn. 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 their existence evolved from the 1950s to the present. It is an essential work in modern Russian history.

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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...

Table of Contents

Defining the parameters — The first return: between liberation and liberalization, 1947-1953 — The system's adaptation to repression, 1953-1955 — The impact of repression on readaptation — The politics of readaptation and resocialization procedures: policy and practice before and after the XX Party Congress — The effect of repression and readaptation on both the returnees and the political system — The victims strike again: the reemergence of returnees in the eighties and nineties.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781412837125
Subtitle:
Beyond the Soviet System
Publisher:
Transaction Publishers
Author:
Nanci Adler
Author:
Adler, Nanci
Author:
Adler, Nanci D.
Subject:
Europe - Russia & the Former Soviet Union
Subject:
Penology
Subject:
Russia-General Russian History
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20040201
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
290

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History and Social Science » Russia » General Russian History
History and Social Science » World History » 1650 to Present
History and Social Science » World History » General

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"Synopsis" by , 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...
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