The Victims Return: Gulag Survivors under Khrushchev

  • Stephen F. Cohen


Most writers, if they live long enough, accumulate a personal archive of unfinished projects and unpublished works. The original version of this article, written twenty-five years ago, is from my archive. A study of survivors of Stalin’s Gulag who returned to Soviet society during the period of Nikita Khrushchev’s reforms from 1953 to 1964, it was researched under forbidding circumstances—in pre-glasnost Moscow in the still-repressive late 1970s and early 1980s, when the entire subject was officially banned.


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