Anne Applebaum wields her considerable knowledge of a dark
chapter in human history and presents a collection of the writings
of survivors of the Gulag, the Soviet concentration camps. Although
the opening of the Soviet archives to scholars has made it possible
to write the history of this notorious concentration camp system,
documents tell only one side of the story. "Gulag Voices" now fills
in the other half.
The backgrounds of the writers reflect the extraordinary
diversity of the Gulag itself. Here are the personal stories of
such figures as Dmitri Likhachev, a renowned literary scholar;
Anatoly Marchenko, the son of illiterate laborers; and Alexander
Dolgun, an American citizen. These remembrances--many of them
appearing in English for the first time, each chosen for both
literary and historical value--collectively spotlight the strange
moral universe of the camps, as well as the relationships that
prisoners had with one another, with their guards, and with
professional criminals who lived beside them.
A vital addition to the literature of this era, annotated for a
generation that no longer remembers the Soviet Union, "Gulag
Voices" will inform, interest, and inspire, offering a source for
reflection on human nature itself.
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