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Gulag Voices

Oral Histories of Soviet Incarceration and Exile

  • Authors
  • Jehanne M. Gheith
  • Katherine R. Jolluck

Part of the PALGRAVE Studies in Oral History book series (PSOH)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Introduction

    1. Jehanne M. Gheith, Katherine R. Jolluck
      Pages 1-14
  3. Forced Laborers in the Perm Region

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 15-15
    2. Jehanne M. Gheith, Katherine R. Jolluck
      Pages 17-28
    3. Jehanne M. Gheith, Katherine R. Jolluck
      Pages 29-46
    4. Jehanne M. Gheith, Katherine R. Jolluck
      Pages 47-66
  4. Exiled and Arrested

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 67-67
    2. Jehanne M. Gheith, Katherine R. Jolluck
      Pages 69-86
    3. Jehanne M. Gheith, Katherine R. Jolluck
      Pages 87-97
    4. Jehanne M. Gheith, Katherine R. Jolluck
      Pages 99-114
  5. Children of Enemies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 115-115
    2. Jehanne M. Gheith, Katherine R. Jolluck
      Pages 117-131
    3. Jehanne M. Gheith, Katherine R. Jolluck
      Pages 133-147
  6. Children of Enemies and Then Arrested

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 149-149
    2. Jehanne M. Gheith, Katherine R. Jolluck
      Pages 151-167
    3. Jehanne M. Gheith, Katherine R. Jolluck
      Pages 169-189
  7. Documents: Survivor Accounts and Letters

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 191-191
    2. Czesława Greczyn
      Pages 193-199
    3. Anna Cieślikowska
      Pages 201-206
    4. Maria Norciszek
      Pages 207-210
    5. Jehanne M. Gheith, Katherine R. Jolluck
      Pages 211-213
    6. Jehanne M. Gheith, Katherine R. Jolluck
      Pages 215-217
    7. Jehanne M. Gheith, Katherine R. Jolluck
      Pages 219-222
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 223-256

About this book

Introduction

In this volume, the powerful voices of Gulag survivors become accessible to English-speaking audiences for the first time through oral histories, rather than written memoirs. It brings together interviews with men and women, members of the working class and intelligentsia, people who live in the major cities and those from the "provinces," and from an array of corrective hard labor camps and prisons across the former Soviet Union. Its aims are threefold: 1) to give a sense of the range of the Gulag experience and its consequences for Russian society; 2) to make the Gulag relevant to English-speaking readers by offering comparisons to historical catastrophes they are likely to know more about, such as the Holocaust; and 3) to discuss issues of oral history and memory in the cultural context of Soviet and post-Soviet society.

Keywords

children English exile Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR)

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1057/9780230116283
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc. 2011
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, New York
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-0-230-61063-7
  • Online ISBN 978-0-230-11628-3
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