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About the project Polin. Recommended to David by: There are no discussion topics on this book yet. The author has done an excellent job of writing about his – and his fellow inmates – experiences as objectively as possible. Previous inmates of the Gulags who now served as overseers were often extremely harsh to current inmates.

He also discusses the gfudziski spirit and how people react differently to such horrible hrrling and treatment. You could end up in a mass grave in Katyn or in a ghetto, a concentration camp, forced labour camp or a crematory. Your request to send this item has been completed. Please enter the message. Still, he was one of the last to be released, and he’d almost given up. Search WorldCat Find items in libraries near you.

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.

Allow this favorite library to be seen by others Keep this favorite library private. Would you also herlimg to submit a review for this item? Thanks to a deal between the Polish government and the Russians Herling was eventually released, unlike his Russian mates.


He draws word portraits of many different prisoners, some of whom are innj of various “types” — the true believers in Communism, sure that “if only Stalin knew” all prisoners would go free; the criminals who lord over the “politicals” and prosper in the grhdziski the humble who accept their fate with resignation; the informers, some of whom are surprising betrayers; the hunger-demented, etc.

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Your Web browser is not enabled for JavaScript. It’s baffling how anyone survived Gulag conditions, even for only 18 months, as the author did. In fact, herrling were. In the Nazi case, they tossed people on the garbage heap “just because” — “because you’re a Gypsy or a homosexual or a Jew or a Communist” — little or no regard for making it look “legal.

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In order to properly print this page, please use dedicated print button. Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union, each of which sought to conquer and exploit its people and pillage its land.

It expresses Herling’s convictions that the Gulag environment does not belong to the normal, human world, but is a type of sick and distinctive civilisation which is contrary to all previous human experience. Your list has reached the maximum number grurziski items. For his valor in combat he was decorated with the Virtuti Militari, Poland’s highest military decoration. Herling ended up in a Gulag, which is equally fun but unlike in German concentration camps, in a Gulag mass murder and extermination is not the aim but a pleasant side effect of the harsh conditions over there.


The specific herking or preferences of your reviewing publisher, classroom teacher, institution or organization should be applied. A compulsory one in the last year of high school in Poland – the earliest age at which you probably can read it.

The Russian edition preceded some Western language editions: Add a review and share your thoughts with other readers. So call this an extended “Ivan” — 18 months of misery instead of one day.

Poland was torn apart between two evil empires. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

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First hand account of atrocities, struggle for survival and everyday inhumane existence in soviet gulag. He recalls old legends, chronicles and stories Italian, Neapolitanand consequently a narrative reconstruction of the fate of the characters and events, the motif of the journey, allusions to other works, paraphrases, allusions, subtle literary hoaxes, injy fixed elements of his stories.

Mar 25, Daria rated it it wiqt amazing. Imprisoned in Vitsebsk and a gulag in Arkhangelsk region for 2 years, he was released in under the Sikorski-Mayski Agreement.

Those inmates who planned escapes and stored food for them did not actually try to escape–which they knew was almost impossible. Written 10 years before Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn ‘s One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovichit brought him international acclaim but also criticism from Soviet sympathizers.

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