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Author Gregory, Paul R., author.

Title Women of the Gulag [electronic resource] : Portraits of Five Remarkable Lives / Paul Gregory.

Publication Info. [Place of publication not identified] : Hoover Institution Press, [2013]


Description 1 online resource (264 pages)
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Series Hoover Institution Press Publication ; No. 631
Hoover Institution Press publication ; 631.
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Summary During the course of three decades, Joseph Stalins Gulag, a vast network of forced labor camps and settlements, held many millions of prisoners. People in every corner of the Soviet Union lived in daily terror of imprisonment and execution. In researching the surviving threads of memoirs and oral reminiscences of five women victimized by the Gulag, author Paul R. Gregory has stitched together a collection of stories from the female perspective, a view in short supply. Capturing the fear, paranoia, and unbearable hardship that were hallmarks of Stalins Great Terror, Gregory relates the stories of five women from different social strata and regions in vivid prose, from their pre-Gulag lives, through their struggles to survive in the repressive atmosphere of the late 1930s and early 1940s, to the difficulties facing the four who survived as they adjusted to life after the Gulag. These firsthand accounts illustrate how even the wrong word could become a crime against the state. The book begins with a synopsis of Stalins rise to power, the roots of the Gulag, and the scheming and plotting that led to and persisted in one of the bloodiest, most egregious dictatorships of the 20th century.
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Subject GULag NKVD.
Forced labor -- Soviet Union.
Prisons -- Soviet Union.
Concentration camps -- Soviet Union.
Political persecution -- Soviet Union.
Women political prisoners -- Soviet Union -- Biography.
Soviet Union -- History -- 1925-1953.
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ISBN 9780817915766 (e-pub)
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