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eBook Gulag Voices: Oral Histories of Soviet Incarceration and Exile (Palgrave Studies in Oral History) ePub

by J. Gheith,K. Jolluck

  • ISBN: 0230610633
  • Category: Humanities
  • Subcategory: Other
  • Author: J. Gheith,K. Jolluck
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan; 2011 edition (February 10, 2011)
  • Pages: 256
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  • Rating: 4.4
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Scholars and students of Soviet history will appreciate the efforts of Gheith, Jolluck, and their team of knowledgeable interviewers to mine the memories often eroded by the passage of time of elderly survivors of Soviet repression.

Scholars and students of Soviet history will appreciate the efforts of Gheith, Jolluck, and their team of knowledgeable interviewers to mine the memories often eroded by the passage of time of elderly survivors of Soviet repression. Composed of an introduction and 16 chapters, each containing an interview with a survivor preceded by several pages of historical context and analysis, Gulag Voices is a useful addition to a literature that has hitherto been dominated by the voices of intellectuals and academics.

Palgrave studies in oral history. It brings together interviews with men and women, members of the working class and intelligentsia, people who live in the major cities and those from the "provinces," and from an array of corrective hard labor camps and prisons across the former Soviet Union.

The first collection of oral histories of Gulag survivors to appear in English, Gulag Voices is a groundbreaking and long-overdue addition to the history of the Stalin era. The interviews assembled here represent a wide range of Gulag experiences, including prisons, labor camps and colonies, an. . The interviews assembled here represent a wide range of Gulag experiences, including prisons, labor camps and colonies, and deportation settlements. They include among them a so-called kulak who was deported in 1930, as well as an interviewee who obtained his release from a political camp only in 1986.

JEHANNE M. GHEITH Associate Professor and Chair of the Slavic and Eurasian Studies Department at Duke University . KATHERINE R. JOLLUCK Senior Lecturer in the Department of History at Stanford University, USA. GHEITH Associate Professor and Chair of the Slavic and Eurasian Studies Department at Duke University, USA. Leer más. Contraer. Política de opiniones. Información adicional.

The first collection of oral histories of Gulag survivors to appear in English, Gulag Voices is a groundbreaking and . Part of the Palgrave Studies in Oral History Series). by Jehanne M. Gheith and Katherine R. Jolluck.

The first collection of oral histories of Gulag survivors to appear in English, Gulag Voices is a groundbreaking and long-overdue addition to the history of th.

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It brings together interviews with men and women, members of the working class and intelligentsia, people who live in the major cities and those from the "provinces," and from an array of corrective hard.

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In this volume, the powerful voices of Gulag survivors become accessible to English-speaking audiences for the first time through oral histories, rather than written memoirs. It brings together interviews with men and women, members of the working class and intelligentsia, people who live in the major cities and those from the "provinces," and from an array of corrective hard labor camps and prisons across the former Soviet Union. Its aims are threefold: 1) to give a sense of the range of the Gulag experience and its consequences for Russian society; 2) to make the Gulag relevant to English-speaking readers by offering comparisons to historical catastrophes they are likely to know more about, such as the Holocaust; and 3) to discuss issues of oral history and memory in the cultural context of Soviet and post-Soviet society.

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Gietadia Gietadia
Jehanne M. Gheith & Katherine R. Jolluck have included interviews with former inmates of transit camps, forced labor camps, special settlements, and psychiatric hospitals as well as prisons in their compendium of Gulag Voices. Russian, Polish, Tatar, German, Romanian, Jewish and Muslim subjects were interviewed in Moscow, Perm, St. Petersburg, and Vologda, expressing surprising accommodations and conceptions of their experiences. Bitter dark humor characterizes some of the survivors' descriptions of their confinements. Some blame Stalin, while remaining a soviet patriot and communist, even regretting the end of the USSR. Others excuse Stalin.

Sira Stepanovna Balashina had nothing to say about Stalin and was proud of her decades of timber cutting in circumstances that killed her sister and parents long ago. As part of the dekulakization of the peasantry in 1930, her family was deported with only the clothes they wore. Yet she had internalized the ideology and values of the Stalinist era and proudly displayed her Soviet medals "for self-sacrificial labor while displaying valor" and, in 1967, the 100th anniversary medal in honor of Lenin's birth, "for long term conscientious labor."

Another timber cutter in the Perm region was an ethnic German from Ukraine who was living with his mother and aunts in Kazakhstan in 1942 when he was conscripted at age 16 and sent to the labor army.

At the end of the oral histories are a series of Polish deportees' written accounts recorded in Iran in 1941 and 42 when they were evacuated from the USSR with the Polish army following the 1941 amnesty. There is no ambiguity about the Soviet Union in the Poles' accounts.
Zinnthi Zinnthi
I was excited to see this book come out because I've previously studied under Professor Gheith on this very subject. Her passion and spirit for bringing these stories to us is truly remarkable. You could not find a more kind and caring scholar - a person truly perfect for the delicate task of collecting these deeply personal stories of suffering. Also, imagine, this is the first time many of these survivors have gotten the courage to tell these narratives. And how lucky for the English reader to be able to get these stories first!

Having studied this subject, I can tell you that up until now, most of the literature on Gulags in English has simply been the translation of individual autobiographies. The problem is, to get a real wide scope of this entire period, you would have to read ten different books.

This deeply emotional book fills a void for English speakers. Instead of having to read ten different things to get a true feel of what happened, you can read this and get just as much.

More than anything, I'm excited that this book will shed even more light on a dark event in history that many in the West still don't know about.
Hasirri Hasirri
Jehanne is currently a professor of mine at Duke, and her demeanor, comments, insights, and observations are simply stunning. While I haven't read the entire book, I can certainly recommend it's co-author.