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Hard to believe this actually happened. Recommended to David by: He also discusses the human spirit and how people react differently to such horrible conditions and treatment. For most Polish prisoners of war, the Polish-Soviet alliance came too late. Their efforts were simply to build hope for the future. The Journal of a Gulag Survivor Polish: Herling had been caught trying to flee Poland during imny dismemberment by the Soviets Double Genocide.

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We learn, for example, that Communist tortures were designed not merely to make the victims sign a confession of guilt, but to destroy their very personality. Learn more about Amazon Prime. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.


So call this an extended “Ivan” — 18 months of misery instead of one day. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. The Soviets occupied about half of Poland, annexing that territory to the Soviet Union. Share your thoughts with other customers. hrling

It also describes the dire situation in Poland, a country caught as in a vice between two brutal totalitarian regimes: Poland received some verbal support from its allies, Great Britain and France, but no effective backing on the military front. Unlike most articles on Britannica. A World Apart Front cover, edition.

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Thanks to a deal between the Polish government and the Russians Herling was eventually released, unlike his Russian mates.

The Russian edition preceded some Western language editions: According to Herling, this was due to the reluctance of the left-leaning publishing houses in that country. There was a problem with your submission.

Andrzej Ciolkosz translatorBertrand Russell Preface.

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With the Russians we will lose our soul. Those inmates who planned escapes and stored food for them did not actually grhdzinski to escape–which they knew was almost impossible. Comes with the highest recommendations.

Jan 17, Lorenzo Berardi rated it really liked it Shelves: Thank You for Your Contribution! Print HardcoverPaperback. Your contribution may be further edited by our staff, and its publication is subject to our final approval. The Journal of a Gulag Survivor. The plight of Poland can be only loosely captured by the dire statistics of its double invasion and occupation. Published by Wydawnictwo Literackie first published Herling-Drudzinski’s account is eloquent and moving.


First hand account of atrocities, struggle fo A book that makes a very difficult read. Retrieved from ” https: Would you like to tell us about a lower price? ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. Get to Know Us. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. The book A World Apart contains the author’s recollections beginning from his time spent incarcerated in the former USSR Gulag labour camp in Yertsevo in Arkhangelsk Oblastand a description of the journey he took to join the Polish divisions forming in Persia.

Discover some of the most interesting and trending topics of Much of the book is given to the analysis and interpretation of the attitudes, behaviour and emotions of specific prisoners and also to the internal mechanisms and independent laws of behaviour in the camps.

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