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Inny swiat by Gustaw Herling-Grudzinski, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. Genre/Form: Biography. Additional Physical Format: Print version: Bolecki, Włodzimierz. “Inny świat” Gustawa Herlinga-Grudzińskiego. Kraków: TAiWPN. Gustaw Herling Grudziński Inny świat. likes. Book.

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Political prisoners — Soviet Union — Biography. Please enter recipient e-mail address es. Their loyalty to their faith was admirable, but when the Polish cut a deal with Stalin, the Polish Jews were excluded from that, which only proves once again that religion sucks.

Gustaw Herling-Grudziński

The most difficult must read in my life. I wonder why it was not of the reading list because Mr. Recommended to David by: Definitely too long, but still one of the most haunting and harrowing books I have ever read. Of course Herling was helped in this task by the fact that his isolation was awful but not as endless as the one of Salamov and Solzenicyn, but still he did an extraordinary job. Your list has reached the maximum number of items. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. When the magazine moved to Paris, he settled first in London and finally in Naples, Italy, where he married Lidia, a daughter of the philosopher Benedetto Croce.

The Journal of a Gulag Survivor Polish: He is best known for writing a personal account of life in the Soviet gulag – A World Apart. Not many were able to survive it, those who did so, told their story. In A World Apart Herling describes his imprisonment in a Soviet gulag and his excruciating experience in a forced labor camp between the years Some features of WorldCat will not be available.


Great balance between the behavaviourism and psychology. 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. You may have already requested this item. For the bibliographical record of the book, consult any library. Most Polish soldiers, however, were sent, like Gustaw Herling, to Gulags, from which few emerged alive.

In actuality, even official Soviet documents commonly omit or greatly downgrade things according to personal preference or ideology. Claudia Moscovici, Literature Salon At the same time he had the humility of reckoning that the Hell herlihg was put into by fate was a better one compared to the atrocities of the Kolyma.

Don’t have an account? A lot of the book details how the camps worked, treatment of different racial groups, herlig 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.

Please enter the message. A lot of the book details how the camps worked, treatment of different racial groups, nationalities the author is Polish and heling by both the Soviet guards and also the prisoners and stories about how he and his fellow prisoners came to A World Apart wkat an informative, descriptive and often harrowing account of life inside a Soviet prison camp during the early s.

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Lnny soldiers torched houses along the German-Polish border and blamed the Poles for it. Grudziskl 12, Beata rated it it was amazing. He draws word portraits of many different prisoners, some of whom are examples 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 camps; the humble who accept their fate with resignation; the informers, some of whom are surprising betrayers; the hunger-demented, etc.


The plight of Poland can be only loosely captured by the dire statistics of its double invasion and occupation. Biography, Document, Internet resource Document Type: Now lions are thrown to slaves”. WorldCat is the world’s largest library catalog, helping you find library materials online. Previous inmates of grudzisoi Gulags who now served as overseers were often extremely harsh to current inmates. Print HardcoverPaperback.

Citations are based on reference standards. One strength of Herling’s character was his capacity hrudziski reflection, and this helps make “A World Apart”more than just a litany of suffering. The Polish army fought valiantly, but it was vastly outnumbered, having onlytroops and a fraction of the weapons that Germany had at its disposal.

Then off to the herlnig if you weren’t shot for the job of building the Soviet economy on the cheap. A compulsory one in the last year of high school in Poland – the earliest age at which you probably can read it.

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Referring to a Mr. Your rating has been recorded. With the Russians we will lose our soul.