The first collection of oral histories of Gulag survivors to appear in English, Gulag Voices is a groundbreaking and long-overdue addition to the history of the Stalin era. The interviews assembled here represent a wide range of Gulag experiences, including prisons, labor camps and colonies, and deportation settlements. They include among them a so-called kulak who was deported in 1930, as well as an interviewee who obtained his release from a political camp only in 1986. Taken together, these accounts form a powerful picture of incarceration, forced labor, and exile in the USSR, and demonstrate the profound disruptions suffered by everyday citizens. They also reveal the long-term effects of the Gulag, demonstrating how these experiences extended beyond the fall of the Soviet Empire and into the next generation.
Author: J. Gheith, K. Jolluck Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan Published: 02/10/2011 Pages: 278 Binding Type: Paperback Weight: 0.83lbs Size: 9.10h x 5.90w x 0.60d ISBN: 9780230610637
Review Citation(s): Choice 10/01/2011
About the Author JEHANNE M. GHEITH Associate Professor and Chair of the Slavic and Eurasian Studies Department at Duke University, USA.
KATHERINE R. JOLLUCK Senior Lecturer in the Department of History at Stanford University, USA.