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Mar 25, Daria rated it it was amazing. Ibny E-mail Address es field is required. 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.
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. The line between a victim and torturer is so vague Not many were able to survive it, those who did so, told their story.
A book that makes a very difficult read. At the same time he had the humility of reckoning that the Hell he was put into by fate was a bet It should and might deserve to be more widely known. First hand account of atrocities, struggle fo A book that makes a very difficult read.
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. Your request to send this item has been completed.
This gave him the opportunity to write about his time in the work camps. Their efforts were simply to build hope for the future. 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 herking the reasons for their existence.
He also discusses the human spirit and how people react differently to such horrible conditions and treatment. He summarized his experiences pp. Of course Herling was helped in this task by the fact that his isolation was awful but not as endless as the one of Salamov and Solzenicyn, but still he did an extraordinary job. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. In order to properly print this page, please use dedicated print button. Author of the anthology W oczach pisarzy.
Cookies politics Service Map Report a Problem. Refresh and try again. A World Apart is an informative, descriptive and often harrowing account of life inside a Soviet prison camp during the early s. In he was awarded the Order of the White Eagle.
Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union, each of which sought to conquer and exploit its people and pillage its land.
Dell Francesco, Masaccio, A. He was born in Kielce. Now lions are thrown to slaves”. Jul 31, Agnes rated it it was amazing Shelves: I believe that everyone should read it, so nothing like that can happen ever again, so we will never forget about those who survived it and those who lost their lives there. Linked Data More info about Linked Data. For the bibliographical record of the book, consult any library. The name field is required. Open Preview See a Problem?
“Inny świat” Gustawa Herlinga-Grudzińskiego
I wonder why it was not of the reading list because Mr. The E-mail Address es you entered is are not in a valid format. Retrieved from ” herljng He also wrote for the Italian “Tempo presente” run by Nicola Chiaromonte and for various dailies and periodicals.
A lot of the book details how the camps worked, treatment of different racial groups, nationalities the author is Polish and genders by both the Soviet guards and also the prisoners and stories about how he and his fellow prisoners came to be in the situation that they found themselves in.
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Zinoviev he rejected the argument about the birth of Homo Sovieticus – the new man; he pointed to the timeliness of the nineteenth-century ggrudziski Russian thought as the source of a different anti-Soviet Russia.
Sadovsky, a Communist official who fell out of favor and was incarcerated with him, Herling comments: Bolecki Rozmowy w DragoneiWarsaw ; Z.
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The book even has a quite brilliant, read surreal, appendix which is almost more surreal than the horrific herking of being a prisoner in a Soviet work camp.
You could end up in a mass grave in Katyn or in a ghetto, a concentration camp, forced labour camp or a crematory. See also Terms and conditions. In he co-founded and initially co-edited the political and cultural magazine Kultura, then published in Rome.