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Till my tale is told : women's memoirs of the Gulag

"During the Soviet era, millions of Soviet citizens were denounced, arrested, and imprisoned on fabricated charges of conducting "anti-state" activities. Till My Tale Is Told recounts the testimonies of women whose family lives and careers were brutally disrupted by the nightmare of false accusation, torture, humiliation, hunger, and unspeakable deprivation. The women in this book were fortunate: unlike many others, they survived." "Published in Moscow in 1989 and now translated into English for the first time, the narratives collected in this volume were written illegally and for many years hidden away from public view. Although in 1956 political prisoners began to be officially rehabilitated, their writings were repressed as "slandering the Soviet system." What emerges from these moving testimonies is not only the brutality these women endured but also the extraordinary tenderness, kindness, and humanity they maintained in unimaginably barbarous conditions."--Jacket
Print Book, English, ©1999
English ed. prepared by Simeon Vilensky, John Crowfoot, and Zayara Vesyolaya View all formats and editions
Indiana University Press, Bloomington, ©1999
xiii, 358 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm.
9780253334640, 9780253214768, 0253334640, 0253214769
My journey / Olga Adamova-Sliozberg
From "Kolyma : a narrative poem" / Yelena Vladimirova
My first prison, February 1922 / Bertha Babina-Nevskaya
Notes by your contemporary / Nadezhda Grankina
To this day / Veronica Znamenskaya
Taganka / Vera Shulz
A part of history / Galina Zatmilova
Vladivostok transit / Nadezhda Surovtseva
Years under guard / Yelena Sidorkina
The way it was / Zoya Marchenko
Selected poems / Anna Barkova
Just one fate / Tamara Petkevich
Selections from "My guitar" / Tatyana Leshchenko-Sukhomlina
My past / Hava Volovich
A meeting at the Lubyanka / Nadezhda Kanel
7:35 / Zayara Vesyolaya
Abridged translation of: Доднесь тяготеет