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On the Way to Siberia By Hermann Frech
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Germany 1944: Hermann Frech is not yet sixteen years old when he is conscripted for military duty – at an anti-aircraft battery. His duty is supposed to keep him in comparative safety near his... More > home, but as the Third Reich collapses around him, his duty orders take him far away. Forced to become a “child-soldier,” he huddles in the Reichstag in Berlin as the Soviet Red Army makes its final assault on the capital. Taken prisoner, his life is a daily struggle to find scraps of food to eat and avoid being killed. When he thinks that life could not get any worse, the Soviets tell him that he is destined for Siberia! Hermann Frech’s compelling account helps the reader to feel the pain and dilemma he faces. This is not a story about heroes or the rights and wrongs of war; it is a story about a captured young man’s struggle to survive and return home to his family, and how, throughout the ordeal, his spiritual faith helps him cope and is strengthened by the experience.< Less
Russian national tattoos By Vovan Ershov
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Every country has its national tattoo, this is know all.But not all know that in Russia national tattoo is prison tattoo.Each of which has its own meaning and for make national tattoo must be... More > condemned and in prison merit its.< Less
The Family Story By Maya Ulanovskaya
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The book covers the history of several generations of the same family. Their share dropped ordeals: prisons, labor camps. The author says that the young people have gone through in the USSR during... More > Stalin's repressions.< Less
Han-man By Hans Giese
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As a teenage frontline medic in the German Air Force and as a prisoner of war, this book of recollections by Han-man will take the reader back to the chaotic times of Germany’s total defeat... More > at the end of the Second World War. It is also a book full of fascinating and sometimes amusing anecdotes and revelations.  The story begins, early in 1945, with the firebombing of his hometown Magdeburg. Afterwards, he was sent at the age of 18, to the front lines to assist a surgeon who never showed up. Wounded and captured by Soviet military forces, he was forced into walking endless exhausting miles leading to the gates of Auschwitz to become a starving prisoner of war. Released, Han-man returned home only to find himself a prisoner again, this time confined by what Winston Churchill called “The Iron Curtain” in the then Soviet occupied regions of East Germany.< Less
Darkness at Noon By Armando Simon
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An adaptation of Arthur Koestler's famous work, Darkness at Noon. Nicholas Rubashov, an Old Guard Bolshevik, now finds himself a prisoner in the Lubyanka, by order from Josef Stalin, for having... More > doubts about the outcome of the Bolshevik Revolution. He awaits either a trial or summary execution from his former comrades.< Less
Bumps on a Long Road Volume I By Cyril Belshaw
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In the first of two volumes cyril Belshaw describes his career from its beginning in the Solomon Islands colonial service to travels in France where his love of food comes to the fore. He reveals... More > what goes on in university life and international academica, otherwise a mystery to many. His travels take him to the Soviet Union and other communist countries, to soul searhching in Israel and Angkor. He has an admired friend in Thailand and dislikes the old Nigeria and Myanmar. The varied life with its ups and downs piques the curiosity of equally varied readers.< Less
Odinochka: Armenian Tales from the Gulag By Suren Oganessian
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Vartan Manukyan is a 29 year old prisoner in a Soviet Gulag in Siberia, who has just been given a death sentence; three nights in solitary confinement. Odinochka delves into the mind of this single,... More > forgotten prisoner, and unveils the story of a man haunted by memories of his youth, growing up in an orphanage in the Ottoman Empire during the First World War. Caught in a siege in the city of Van, he and his friends are left with no choice but to participate in its defense. The novel follows his attempt to make sense of the world around him in the harshness of the orphanage and the turmoil of the war, and find an emotional escape through the stories he tells and the friends he makes. Odinochka is a story for those who did and did not survive, for those who are only remembered as statistics; a single number in the death toll. This book gives a unique perspective on the Armenian Genocide and Stalin’s Great Purge, intertwined with folk tales and insights into what it’s like to be a child during war.< Less
From Hitler's Death Camps to Stalin's Gulags By Alfred Seiler
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Alfred Seiler was a young man growing up amid the Nazi terror in Vienna, Austria. He and his whole family were sent to a concentration camp. They lived in constant fear of death and only escaped to... More > the Russian lines at the last minute. Instead of being freed, they were treated as German spies and sent to a Soviet Gulag.< Less
Odinochka: Armenian Tales from the Gulag By Suren Oganessian
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Vartan Manukyan is a 29 year old prisoner in a Soviet Gulag in Siberia, who has just been given a death sentence; three nights in solitary confinement in a cold cell. Odinochka delves into the mind... More > of this single, forgotten prisoner, and unveils the story of a man haunted by memories of his youth, growing up in an orphanage in the Ottoman Empire during the First World War. Caught in a siege in the city of Van, he and his friends are left with no choice but to participate in its defense. The novel follows his attempt to make sense of the world around him in the harshness of the orphanage and the turmoil of the war, and find an emotional escape through the stories he tells and the friends he makes. Odinochka is a story for those who did and did not survive, for those who are only remembered as statistics; a single number in the death toll. This book gives a unique perspective on the Armenian Genocide and Stalin’s Great Purge, intertwined with folk tales and insights into what it’s like to be a child during war.< Less
MEMORIES from TOKAJ to SARASOTA By Geza Kisvarsanyi
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"...This book will surely be included in future references on communist regimes demanding a hundred million victims." Dr. Béla Várdy and Dr. Ágnes Huszár... More > Várdy, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania "...Géza Kisvarsányi presents in most detail the events he lived through during the Second World War and his years as a prisoner of war. From the distribution camp in Máramarossziget through the collection camp at Constanta, in box cars and on ships, the journey lasted for weeks to the Soviet Gulag... As a contemporary, a “participant” and lucky survivor Géza Kisvarsányi acquaints us with this cruel world... The survivor of this tragedy that touched hundreds of thousand people raises a monument to the memory of the Gulag camps and sets an example with his life, his actions, his struggles for his homeland and his love of science." Dr. Ferenc Pölöskei, Hungarian Academy of Science, Budapest< Less

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