A World Apart: Imprisonment in a Soviet Labor Camp During World War II

A World Apart: Imprisonment in a Soviet Labor Camp During World War II

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by Gustaw Herling
     
 

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In 1940, Gustav Herling was arrested after he joined an underground Polish army that fell into Russian hands. He was sent to a northern Russian labour camp, where he spent the two most horrible years of his life. In this book, he tells of the people he was imprisoned with, the hardships they endured, and the indomitable spirit and will that allowed them to survive.…  See more details below

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In 1940, Gustav Herling was arrested after he joined an underground Polish army that fell into Russian hands. He was sent to a northern Russian labour camp, where he spent the two most horrible years of his life. In this book, he tells of the people he was imprisoned with, the hardships they endured, and the indomitable spirit and will that allowed them to survive. Above all, he creates a portrait of how people - deprived of food, clothing, proper medical care, and forced to work at hard labour - can come together to form a community that offers hope in the face of hopelessness, that offers life when even the living have no life left.

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ISBN-13:
9780140251845
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
06/28/1996
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
788,178
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.63(d)

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