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A book that makes a very difficult read. The Journal of a Gulag Survivor. In fact, there were. Paperbackpages.
Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union, each of which sought to conquer and exploit its people and pillage its land. Front cover, edition.
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Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. A compulsory one in the last year of high school in Poland – the earliest age at which you probably can read it. ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. Herling ended up in a Gulag, which is equally fun but unlike in German concentration camps, in a Gulag mass murder and extermination is not the aim but a pleasant side effect of the harsh conditions over there.
Herling had been caught trying to flee Poland during her dismemberment by the Soviets Double Genocide. In he co-founded and initially co-edited the political and cultural magazine Kultura, then published in Rome.
It also describes the dire situation in Poland, a country caught as in a vice between two brutal her,ing regimes: The plight of Poland can be only loosely captured by the dire statistics of its double invasion and occupation. For most Polish prisoners of war, the Polish-Soviet alliance came too late.
Published by Wydawnictwo Literackie first published This gave him the opportunity to write about his time in the work camps. Chalk up one for our side! Not many were able to survive it, hrrling who did so, told their story.
It expresses Herling’s convictions that the Gulag environment does not belong to the normal, human world, but is a type of sick and distinctive civilisation which is contrary to all previous human experience. I understand that this is author’s diary written from his own experience, but it doesn’t change the fact that it is not the most enjoyable book to read. Jan 09, Ewa rated it really liked it. Would you like to tell us about a lower price?
A World Apart is an informative, descriptive and often harrowing account of life inside a Soviet prison camp during the early s.
May 04, Kain rated it it was amazing. The story itself was very important, but the writing style wasn’t something that I liked and I struggled with this book more than I expected.
Write a customer review. Being Polish was not really a plus in the ‘s. A lot of the book details how the camps worked, treatment of different racial groups, nationalities the author is Polish and genders by both the Soviet guards and also the swkat and stories about how he and his fellow prisoners came to be in the situation that they found themselves in.
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Print HardcoverPaperback. A lot of the book details how the camps worked, treatment of different racial groups, nationalities the author is Polish and genders by both the Soviet guards and also the prisoners and stories about how he and his fellow prisoners came to A World Apart is an informative, descriptive and often harrowing account of life inside a Soviet prison camp during the early s.
This book is not a dry account but a compelling read. He is best known for writing a personal account of life in the Soviet gulag – A World Apart. Learn more about Amazon Prime. Discover Prime Book Box for Kids. By describing life in the gulag in a harrowing personal account, it provides an in-depth, original analysis of the nature of the Soviet communist system.
One of the many unforgettable lines I already found: Retrieved 31 October That’s a shame, because I was really looking forward to it.
Aug 11, Teb rated it it was amazing. There is something about the coldness, precision and distance of the narration that makes it even scarier. Once slaves were thrown to lions.