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Eugenia Ginzburg's critically acclaimed memoir of the harrowing eighteen years she spent in prisons and labor camps under Stalin's rule

 

By the late 1930s, Eugenia Semyonovna Ginzburg had been a loyal and very active member of the Communist Party for many years. Yet like millions of others who suffered during Stalin's reign of terror, she was arrested—on trumped-up charges of being a Trotskyist terrorist and counter-revolutionary—and sentenced to prison. With an amazing eye for detail, profound strength, and an indefatigable spirit, Ginzburg recounts the years, days, and minutes she endured in prisons and labor camps, including two years of solitary confinement. A classic account of survival, Journey into the Whirlwind is considered one of the most important documents of Stalin's regime.

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Both witness to and victim of Stalins reign of terror, a courageous woman tells the story of her harrowing eighteen-year odyssey through Russias prisons and labor camps. Translated by Paul Stevenson and Max Hayward. A Helen and Kurt Wolff Book

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erwilmer, October 28, 2006 (view all comments by erwilmer)
For someone who has never been immersed in many of the tragedies that went on in Russia, Germany and surrounding lands during the time that Stalin was in power, I believe this memoir served telling about the attrocities that occured. The unique point of view, of a 30 year old wife, academian, and mother of two being taken away from all that she knew because of the finger turning witch hunt to find anti-communists, shows the progression of that era. From first those who are considered propagandists, to those who know them, to those in power who were running the local operations. It is one of the best books that I have read in a while, a wonderful change from a Gusdorf esque theory of what an autobiography should be.
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ISBN:
9780156027519
Translator:
Stevenson, Paul
Translator:
Hayward, Max
Translator:
Stevenson, Paul
Translator:
Hayward, Max
Author:
Ginzburg, Eugenia Semyonovna
Author:
Ginzburg, Eugenia
Publisher:
Harvest Books
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
Sociology - General
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
Soviet Union
Subject:
Political prisoners
Subject:
Europe - Russia & the Former Soviet Union
Subject:
Political prisoners -- Soviet Union.
Subject:
Soviet Union Social conditions.
Subject:
Biography-Historical
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Helen and Kurt Wolff Book
Publication Date:
20021131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
432
Dimensions:
8 x 5.31 in 0.86 lb

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