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It should and might deserve to be more widely known.
This down to earth book is filled with gripping and eye opening events and living conditions that were the norm of the Soviet prison camps. Paperbackpages. For instance, of the12, Poles sent to Kolyma only about survived. A World Apart Front cover, edition.
The most difficult must read in my life. Being Polish was not really a plus in the inmy. The story itself was very important, but the writing style wasn’t something that I liked and I struggled with this book more than I expected.
This gave him the opportunity to write about his time in the work camps.
Judging by the paucity of English-language reviews of this book, “A World Apart” seems better known to Poles naturally and other Europeans than to Americans and Brits.
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Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. Herling had been caught trying to flee Poland during her dismemberment by the Soviets and Germans. For the bibliographical record of the book, consult any library.
It also describes the dire situation in Poland, a country caught as in a vice between two brutal totalitarian regimes: Published by Wydawnictwo Literackie first published There is something about the coldness, precision and distance of the narration that makes it even scarier.
The line between a victim and torturer is so vague First hand account of atrocities, struggle for survival and everyday inhumane existence in soviet gulag. The Russian edition preceded some Western language editions: Recommended to David by: Thi Being Polish was not really a plus in the ‘s.
Still, he was one of the last to be released, and he’d almost given up. 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.
The first account of “Russian labour camps” I read so far in which the author not only writes about what he survived to, but tries to put it in a larger historical context. Written 10 years before Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn ‘s One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovichit brought him international acclaim but also criticism from Soviet sympathizers.
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Retrieved 31 October Swlat plight of Poland can be only loosely captured by the dire statistics of its double invasion and occupation. While in high school following a honour’s Soviet History class I read several accounts of the Russian internment camps, but not this book.
Jan 09, Ewa rated it really liked it. Accounts of Soviet prison camps, both novels and non-fiction, differ from the stories of Nazi camps for many reasons, not the least of which is the reasons for their existence.
Jul 12, Beata rated it it was amazing. Want to Read saving…. So call this an extended “Ivan” — 18 months of misery instead of one day. Would you like to tell us about a lower price?
Chalk up one for our side! It lends a completely different perspective on work camps in Russia. Previous inmates of the Gulags who now served as overseers were often extremely harsh to current inmates. Views Read Innt View history. Awards He was the winner swizt many literary prizes: Herling ended up in a Gulag, which is equally fun but unlike in German concentration camps, in a Gulag mass murder and extermination is not the aim but a pleasant side effect of the harsh conditions over there.
Poland was torn apart between two evil empires. The passage in which Herling says that he later understood how being sent to the Kolyma for the people “working” in his camp sounded like being sent to Auschwitz for the prisoners of Nazi lagers is astonishing. A World Apart is an informative, descriptive and often harrowing account of life inside a Soviet prison camp during the early s. Andrzej Ciolkosz translatorBertrand Russell Preface. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.
First hand account of atrocities, struggle fo A book that makes a very difficult read.
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In A World Apart Herling describes his imprisonment in a Soviet gulag and his excruciating experience in a forced labor camp between the years Apr 02, Michalina rated it liked it. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. Then off to the camps if you weren’t shot for the job of building the Soviet economy on the cheap.
A large part of Polish soldiers were executed. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web.
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