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Exile and Identity: Polish Women in the Soviet Union During World War II (Pitt Russian East European)

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Using firsthand, personal accounts, and focusing on the experiences of women, Katherine R. Jolluck relates and examines the experiences of thousands of civilians deported to the USSR following the Soviet annexation of eastern Poland in 1939.

Upon arrival in remote areas of the Soviet Union, they were deposited in prisons, labor camps, special settlements, and collective farms, and subjected to tremendous hardships and oppressive conditions. In 1942, some 115,000 Polish citizens—only a portion of those initially exiled from their homeland—were evacuated to Iran. There they were asked to complete extensive questionnaires about their experiences.

Having read and reviewed hundreds of these documents, Jolluck reveals not only the harsh treatment these women experienced, but also how they maintained their identities as respectable women and patriotic Poles. She finds that for those exiled, the ways in which they strove to recreate home in a foreign and hostile environment became a key means of their survival.

Both a harrowing account of brutality and suffering and a clear analysis of civilian experiences in wartime, Exile and Identity expands the history of war far beyond the military battlefield.

Synopsis:

Katherine Jolluck tells the story of thousands of Polish women exiled to the Soviet Union in 1939-41, and examines the ways in which their efforts to maintain their identities as respectable women and patriotic Poles helped them survive.

About the Author

Katherine R. Jolluck is a senior lecturer in the department of history at Stanford University.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780822959502
Author:
Jolluck, Katherine R.
Publisher:
University of Pittsburgh Press
Subject:
Military - World War II
Subject:
Europe - Russia & the Former Soviet Union
Subject:
Russia (pre & post Soviet Union)
Subject:
Military-World War II General
Edition Description:
1
Series:
Pitt Russian East European
Publication Date:
20020931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
9.13 x 6.13 in

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History and Social Science » Military » World War II » General
History and Social Science » Russia » General Russian History

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