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A Selection of War Stories Rome Herling is a talented writer. Political prisoners — Poland — Biography.

Thank You for printing content from Shtetl Portal. Create lists, bibliographies and reviews: He is best known for writing a personal account of life in the Soviet gulag – A World Apart.

At the same time he had the humility of reckoning that the Hell he was put into by fate was a better one compared to the atrocities of the Kolyma. Preview this item Preview this item. By the time grhdziski Sikorski-Mayski Agreement was signed and Poland found itself, once again, allied with the Soviet Union against Germany, most of them had perished. A constant theme of geudziski work from was art, architecture, sculpture and portraits, landscapes, particularly on religious themes Caravaggio, P.

I wonder why it was not of the reading list because Mr. Views Read Edit View history. This gave him the opportunity to write about his time in the work camps. The book contains detailed, often drastic depictions from the lives of Gulag prisoners. World War, — Prisoners and prisons, Russian. According to Herling, this was due to the reluctance of the left-leaning publishing houses in that country. Privacy Policy Terms and Conditions.


Apr 02, Michalina rated it liked it. Not many were able to survive it, those who did so, told their story. I understand that this is author’s diary written from his own experience, but it doesn’t change the fact that it is not the most enjoyable book to read. The name field is required. Biography Additional Physical Format: He also discusses the human spirit and how people react differently to such horrible conditions and treatment. A book that makes a very difficult read.

Comes with the highest recommendations. Similar Items Related Subjects: Nov 21, Jonasz rated it really ihny it Shelves: Poland was torn apart between two evil empires.

Aug 11, Teb rated it it was amazing. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. When asked what nationality they had, Polish Jews simply answered ‘Jew’. A compulsory one in the last year of high school in Poland – the earliest age at which you probably can read it. I believe that everyone should read it, so nothing like that can happen ever again, so we will never forget about those who survived it and those who lost their lives there.

Then off to the camps if you weren’t shot for the job of building the Soviet economy on the cheap. Don’t have an account? Find a copy online Links to this item Google.

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A selection from the Journal Written at Night, a journal that he wrote for 30 years, was translated by Ronald Strom and published as Volcano and Miracle Pisma zebraneed. Search WorldCat Find items in libraries near you.


The plight yrudziski Poland can be only loosely captured by the dire statistics of its double invasion and occupation. Lists with This Book. For his valor in combat he was decorated with the Virtuti Militari, Poland’s highest military decoration.

Interlanguage link template link number Pages to import images to Wikidata Articles containing Polish-language text. First hand account of atrocities, qiat for survival and everyday inhumane existence in soviet gulag. German soldiers torched houses along the German-Polish border and blamed the Poles for it.

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. May 04, Kain rated it it was amazing.

“Inny świat” Gustawa Herlinga-Grudzińskiego

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 be in the situation that they found themselves in.

He received the following awards, i. Inn 31 October