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This page was last edited on 19 Septemberat He was born in Kielce. First hand account of atrocities, struggle for survival and everyday inhumane existence in soviet gulag.
Retrieved 31 October Thanks for telling us about the problem. It shows us the worst side of communism and it should be a mandatory read for all those upper class commies with their fucked up ideals. On September 1st, Hitler invaded Poland after staging a pretext.
Many movies and books were created in regard to Nazis camps and that’s what most people especially those living outside of Europe associate with IIWW, history about Soviet ones isn’t that widely known. He summarized his experiences pp. 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 A World Apart is an informative, descriptive and often harrowing account of life inside a Soviet prison camp during the early s.
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Feb 09, Alicja rated it really liked it. Interesting feature at the end herlihg the book. 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.
For swiatt, of the12, Poles sent to Kolyma only about survived. 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.
Then off to the camps if you weren’t shot for the job of swiatt the Soviet economy on the cheap. In fact, there were. This is injy of Bruno Bettelheim’s testimony about the conduct of long-term inmates of Nazi concentration camps towards newer prisoners. He also discusses the human spirit and how people react differently to such horrible conditions and treatment.
Jul 31, Agnes rated it it was amazing Shelves: In A World Apart Herling describes his imprisonment in a Soviet gulag and his excruciating experience in a forced labor camp between the years Once slaves were thrown to lions.
He is best known for writing a personal account of life in the Soviet gulag – A World Apart. Great balance between the behavaviourism and psychology. Get to Know Us. Not many were able to survive it, those who did so, told their story. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources.
For his valor in herllng he was decorated with the Virtuti Militari, Poland’s highest military decoration. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. The Polish army fought valiantly, but it was vastly outnumbered, having onlytroops and a fraction of the weapons that Germany had at its disposal.
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swia 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. In he co-founded and initially co-edited the political and cultural magazine Kultura, then published in Rome.
Return to Book Page. Chalk up one for our side! Thi Being Polish was not really a plus in the ‘s.
Previous inmates of the Gulags who now served as overseers were often extremely harsh to current inmates. Everyone needs to be more deeply exposed to the lies of Communism and the inhuman character of the Soviet society. This down wwiat earth book is filled with gripping and eye opening events and living conditions that were the norm of the Soviet prison camps.
Comes with the highest recommendations. This book goes far beyond a personal account, however. I’d like to read this book on Kindle Don’t have a Kindle? The Russian edition preceded some Western language editions: When asked what nationality they had, Polish Jews simply answered ‘Jew’.
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Want to Read saving…. Herling-Drudzinski’s account is eloquent and moving. Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. 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 herlung be more widely known.