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Silence was salvation : child survivors of Stalin's terror and World War II in the Soviet Union

Author: Cathy A Frierson
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, [2015]
Series: Annals of Communism.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Roughly ten million children were victims of political repression in the Soviet Union during the Stalinist era, the sons and daughters of peasants, workers, scientists, physicians, and political leaders considered by the regime to be dangerous to the political order. Ten grown victims, who as children suffered banishment, starvation, disease, anti-Semitism, and trauma resulting from their parents' condemnation and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Interviews
Named Person: Joseph Stalin; Joseph Stalin; Joseph Stalin
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Cathy A Frierson
ISBN: 9780300179453 0300179456
OCLC Number: 877369663
Description: xvi, 267 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm.
Contents: Introduction: I survived. I speak --
"If you are interested in this kind of detail, I have remembered for all these years the smell of the perfume she was wearing and the color of her blouse": Aleksandr Yudelevich Zakgeim --
"And we began to live there in twenty-six square meters; there were thirteen of us": Inna Aronovna Shikheeva-Gaister --
"I, you understand, for my generation ... we have the psychology of persons devoted to society. we can't separate ourselves from society": Andrei Ivanovich Vorobyov --
"I would ride as far as Karabas Station, but then, I don't recall, I had to go about fifty-sixty kilometers on foot": Valentin Tikhonovich Muravsky --
"Silence was salvation. That's what I knew": Irina Andreevna Dubrovina --
"I was so overjoyed that I had found you": Vera Mikhailovna Kostina/Vera Yulyanovna Skiba --
"The feeling of loneliness has stalked me always": Tamara Nikolaevna Morozova --
"I had a completely non-Soviet worldview": Aleksandr Nikolaevich Kozyrev --
"I have dreamed my entire life, for me this would be a great joy to find my relatives": Maya Rudolfovna Levitina --
"Well, probably, essentially, they destroyed my life, of course": Vladimir Valerianovich Timofeev.
Series Title: Annals of Communism.
Responsibility: Cathy A. Frierson.

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Roughly ten million children were victims of political repression in the Soviet Union during the Stalinist Era. In this title, ten grown victims who, as children, suffered banishment, starvation,  Read more...

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"A heart-stopping journey through displacement, deep loneliness, abject poverty, hunger and dirt, through betrayal, icy silence, and all the hell that was Stalin's regime."-Susanne Klingenstein, The Read more...

 
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