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Then off to the camps if you weren’t shot for the job of building the Soviet economy on the cheap. Share your thoughts with other customers. Most Polish soldiers, however, were sent, like Gustaw Herling, to Gulags, from which few emerged alive.

Herling-Drudzinski’s account is eloquent and moving. Get to Know Us.

While in high school following a honour’s Soviet Innny class I read several accounts of the Russian internment camps, but not this book. Refresh and try again. The line between a victim gruezinski torturer is so vague This is a book that many would wish it was a pure fiction, that it has never happend – as it’s really hard to believe it all Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

Jan 17, Lorenzo Berardi rated it really liked it Shelves: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Andrzej Ciolkosz translatorBertrand Russell Preface.

This down to earth book is filled with gripping and eye opening events and living conditions that were the norm of the Soviet prison camps. Our editors will review what herlig submitted, and if it meets our criteria, we’ll add it to the article.


Not many were able to survive it, those who did so, told their story. The plight of Poland can be only loosely captured by the dire statistics of its double invasion and occupation.

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The book contains detailed, often drastic depictions from the lives of Gulag prisoners. 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 herlin Brits. Published by Wydawnictwo Literackie first published Originally published in the Britannica Book of the Year. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands.

Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. English Choose a language for shopping. The most difficult must read in my life. Interesting feature at the end of the book. Unlike most articles on Britannica. Lists with This Book. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. Much of the book is given to the analysis and interpretation of the attitudes, behaviour and emotions of specific prisoners and also to the internal mechanisms and independent laws of behaviour in the camps.

In A World Apart Herling describes his imprisonment in a Soviet gulag and his excruciating experience in a forced labor camp between the years We welcome suggested improvements to any of our articles.

Herling had been caught trying to flee Poland during her dismemberment by the Soviets Double Genocide.

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Swuat the bottom of the article, feel free to list any sources that support your changes, so that we can fully understand their context. Claudia Moscovici, Literature Salon Want to Read saving…. Imprisoned in Vitsebsk and a gulag in Arkhangelsk region for 2 years, he was released in under the Sikorski-Mayski Agreement. The Soviets occupied about half of Poland, annexing that territory to the Soviet Union. Nov 16, Paulina rated it it was amazing.


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Germany attacked Poland with full force, launching 85 percent of its military might into the country, including 1. The book even has a quite brilliant, read surreal, appendix which is almost more surreal than the horrific experience of being a prisoner herlijg a Soviet work camp.

The passage in which Herling says that he later understood how being sent to the Kolyma for the people “working” in his camp sounded like being sent to Auschwitz for the prisoners of Nazi lagers is astonishing.

The Russian edition preceded some Western language editions: Being Polish was not really a plus in the ‘s.

Product details Unknown Binding Publisher: It expresses Herling’s convictions that the Gulag grudiznski 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. First hand account of atrocities, struggle for survival and everyday inhumane existence in soviet gulag.