Till My Tale is Told: Women's Memoirs of the Gulag

Till My Tale is Told: Women's Memoirs of the Gulag by Simeon (ed.) Vilensky, B & W Photographs epub pdf fb2

Title: Till My Tale is Told: Women's Memoirs of the Gulag
Author: Simeon (ed.) Vilensky, B & W Photographs
ISBN10: 1860495095
ISBN13: 978-1860495090
Publisher: Indiana University Press; First edition. edition (1999)
Language: English
Subcategory: Europe
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Pages: 384 pages
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Till My Tale is Told: Women's Memoirs of the Gulag by Simeon (ed.) Vilensky, B & W Photographs


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During the Soviet era, millions of Soviets - Socialist Revolutionaries, peasants, ordinary citizens, Bolshevik party activists and university students - were denounced, arrested, and imprisoned on fabricated charges of conducting 'anti-state' activities. Till My Tale Is Told recounts the testimonies of women whose family lives and careers were brutally disrupted by the nightmare of false accusation, torture, humiliation, hunger, and unspeakable deprivation. The women in this book were fortunate: unlike several million others, they survived. Published in Moscow in 1989, the narratives collected in this volume were written illegally and for many years hidden away from public view. Although in 1956 political prisoners began to be officially rehabilitated and declared innocent, their writings were repressed as 'slandering the Soviet system'. Although most of the authors were arrested in the Great Purges of the 1930s, the selections span the entire history of the Gulag Archipelago from the 1920s to the late 1940s, adding another sixteen distinctive voices to the accounts published in the west by Yevgenia Ginsburg and Alexander Solzhenitsyn.