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Women of the Gulag

Paul R. Gregory

Women of the Gulag

portraits of five remarkable lives

by Paul R. Gregory

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Published .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Concentration camps,
  • Prisons,
  • GULag NKVD,
  • History,
  • Political persecution,
  • Forced labor,
  • Biography,
  • Women political prisoners

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    StatementPaul R. Gregory
    SeriesHoover Institution Press publication -- no. 631, Hoover Institution Press publication -- 631.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsDK268.A1 G724 2013
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxiii, 246 pages
    Number of Pages246
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL27150994M
    ISBN 100817915745
    ISBN 109780817915742
    LC Control Number2012045817
    OCLC/WorldCa889161348, 818985575


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Women of the Gulag tells the fascinating stories of five representative Soviet women—Agnessa, Maria, Evgenia, Adile, and Fekla—drawn from across the class and geographic spectrums of the Soviet empire.

Three of these women were connected to the highest echelons of the nomenclatura by marriage, though the common denominator is that all were Reviews: Women of the Gulag, features six women in their eighties and nineties as they tell their stories while going about their daily lives in remote Urals villages, in break-away Sukhumi, or in Moscow suburbs.

Their only hesitancy to speak out relates to sexual violence, about which they would only hint. Immediately recognized as a landmark and long-overdue work of scholarship, Gulag is an essential book for anyone who wishes to understand the history of the twentieth century.

About the Author Anne Applebaum is a columnist and member of the. Gulag - HISTORY. An unflinching, engrossing, and incredibly detailed history of the USSR's concentration and forced labor camps.

I'm not sure if this book has a thesis, but it does provide a panoramic account of the gulag. The majority of the book is about life in the camps; going from arrest to transit to labor to social relations to gender, etc/5.

Women of the Gulag GULAG was originally an acronym meaning Main Camp Administration, but it has come to signify the whole system of imprisonment and.

Hoover Institution Press released Women of the Gulag: Portraits of Five Remarkable Lives by Hoover research fellow Paul Gregory, a profound work that relied heavily on material in the Hoover Archives. This book encompasses Gregory’s expansive research on the little-known women victims of the Gulag (Stalin’s vast network of Women of the Gulag book labor camps and settlements for.

What these women found in the Gulag was their hierarchy of values, at the top of which were books and invulnerable, selfless friendship. These exiled Russian women found refuge in friendship and.

Alexander Solzhenitsyn, who spent eight years incarcerated, described the harsh conditions of the camps (a taboo subject) in his seminal book The Gulag Archipelago, which initially circulated illegally under samizdat.

Women of the Gulag bears witness through eye-witness testimony of the female experience of Stalinist repression. Paul Gregory talked about his book, Women of the Gulag, in which he profiles five women who lived in a Soviet Gulag during the s and 40s.

He spoke at the Hoover Institution in Stanford. A new book by Monika Zgustova brings the harrowing, heartbreaking history of the Soviet Gulag’s female prisoners to life. Published on: Ap Malcolm Forbes is an Edinburgh-based critic who writes for many publications including the Economist, the Financial Times, and the National.

Capturing the fear, paranoia, and unbearable hardship that were hallmarks of Stalin’s Great Terror, Gregory relates the Women of the Gulag book of five women from different social strata and regions in vivid prose, from their pre-Gulag lives, through their struggles to survive in the repressive atmosphere of the late s and early s, to the.

Book review: Dressed for a Dance in the Snow, by Monika Zgustova (Amazon / Book Depository) I am not that woman. It must be someone else who is suffering. I could never withstand it. Monika Zgustova, a Czech author based in Spain, gives voices to female former Gulag prisoners (and in one case, a woman imprisoned in a psychiatric hospital) in the surprisingly uplifting Dressed.

Women of the Gulag, both a remarkable book and a documentary film, highlights the disparity between the Soviet Union’s alleged gender equality and the reality of life for women under communism.

Gulag women living in overcrowded, poorly heated barracks. Courtesy of the International Memorial Society. More frequently, mothers had little respite from forced labor to give birth, and Gulag officials took babies from their mothers and placed them in special orphanages.

Often these mothers were never able to find their children after leaving. I always welcome new contributions to the study of the Gulag, particularly (because it is a dimension that remains much less explored than the history) those that focus on personal experiences of the Soviet labour camp system and the writings associated with it, so I was looking forward to reading Paul R.

Gregory’s Women of the Gulag: Portraits of Five. Women of the Gulag tells the fascinating stories of five representative Soviet women—Agnessa, Maria, Evgenia, Adile, and Fekla—drawn from across the class and geographic spectrums of the Soviet empire.

Three of these women were connected to the highest echelons of the nomenclatura by marriage, though the common denominator is that all were. The teenager who survived Auschwitz AND a Russian gulag and has inspired new novel that claims she was a 'sex slave' for concentration camp guard Cecilia Kovachova was taken to Auschwitz, then to.

Women of the Gulag is based on Paul Gregory’s Hoover Press book of the same name. Directed by Russian American film maker Marianna Yarovskaya, the film tells the compelling and tragic stories of five remarkable women—among the last survivors of the Gulag, the brutal system of repression that devastated the Soviet population during the Stalin years.

Women of the Gulag is a US short documentary film directed by Marianna Yarovskaya. and based on the book Women of the Gulag: Stories of Five Remarkable Lives by Paul Roderick Gregory (). Best Documentary Short shortlist nominee, Academy Awards. Plot. A collection of unique and candid interviews with women who survived the Stalin's repression of.

A new book by Monika Zgustova brings the harrowing, heartbreaking history of the Soviet Gulag’s female prisoners to life. The Bukharin book was such a great story, I kept seeing it as a film.

Instead, he’s saved the film for his newest book, Women of the Gulag. He’s teamed with Muscovite documentary filmmaker Marianna Yarovskaya. Paul told me some time ago about his newest effort: I was against several deadlines and didn’t have the extra brain cells to process it then, but given his previous book, I.

Gulag: the History of the Soviet Labour Camps by Anne Applebaum Penguin £25, pp The story needed to be told and Anne Applebaum tells it with admirable attention to detail, proper restraint. In the book, Ivan is replaced by the character of Alexandr with whom she similarly falls in love while in Soviet hands.

Like the real Kovachova, the character is imprisoned at the Vorkuta gulag, a prison camp established by Stalin which housed tens of thousands of inmates. Women of the Soviet Gulag The second in this year’s series of student authored articles considers some key aspects of women’s experiences in the Stalinist Gulag camps.

Proportionally, women made up a small but significant percentage of the Gulag population and a rich body of written memoirs and personal testimony from surviving female. The Gulag was a system of forced labor camps established during Joseph Stalin’s long reign as dictator of the Soviet Union.

The word “Gulag” is. “An affecting book that enables us at last to see the Gulag whole A valuable and necessary book.” –The Wall Street Journal “Ambitious and well-documented Invaluable Applebaum methodically, and unflinchingly, provides a sense of what it was like to enter and inhabit the netherworld of the Gulag.” –The New Yorker.

Capturing the fear, paranoia, and unbearable hardship that were hallmarks of Stalin’s Great Terror, Gregory relates the stories of five women from different social strata and regions in vivid prose, from their pre-Gulag lives, through their struggles to survive in the repressive atmosphere of the late s and early s, to the.

The book begins with a synopsis of Stalin’s rise to power, the roots of the Gulag, and the scheming and plotting that led to and persisted in one of the bloodiest, most egregious dictatorships of the 20th century.

Paul Gregory portrays a wide range of women Gulag victims, including workers, peasants, intellectuals, even two. Women of the Gulag, a documentary film based on Hoover Fellow PAUL GREGORY‘s Hoover Institution Press book of the same title, has been named the Best Non-European Independent Documentary in the.

“What extraordinary women and what extraordinary stories are assembled in this unforgettable book. Monika Zgustova brings us the intimate, agonizing experiences of Russia’s survivors of the Gulag: history is alive in these pages.” —Claire Messud, author of The Burning Girl.

Ukrainian Women in the GULAG: to Survive Means to Win is the first historical and anthropological research into the life of Ukrainian female political prisoners in Soviet concentration camps.

This book is a monograph by the Ukrainian academic Oksana KIS, which came out in early September and was launched on September 15 as part of the Forum of. When parents were arrested, executed, or sent to the Gulag, their children also suffered.

Millions of children, labeled "socially dangerous," lost parents, homes, and siblings. Co-edited by Cathy A. Frierson, a senior American scholar, and Semyon S.

Vilensky, Gulag survivor and compiler of the Russian documents, the book offers documentary and. Gulag: A History of the Soviet Camps Anne Applebaum pp, Allen Lane, £ At the end of Time magazine made Joseph Stalin its Man of the Year.

The US had entered the war a few weeks earlier. But what makes Paul R. Gregory’s Women of the Gulag rather unique is that it deals with how the dictator’s dark and irrational behavior traumatized five Soviet women and their families, all victims, and based on released Soviet documents and a trove of.

The forgotten women of the Gulag: “A new book by Monika Zgustova brings the harrowing, heartbreaking history of the Soviet Gulag’s female prisoners to life.”.

Directed by Marianna Yarovskaya. The film tells the story of the last known group of women who survived being held in the Soviet-era forced labor camps called Gulag /10(38). Women’s testimonies can especially illuminate the so-called “unknown Gulag,” the world of the “special settlements,” to which millions of individuals, of all Soviet (and some non-Soviet) nationalities and all social classes were deported.

Women and children made up the majority of the these “special settlers.”. It premiered in Hollywood and New York – but on J Women of the Gulag, a documentary film based on Paul Gregory ‘s book of the same name, came home to Stanford.

It got a big audience at Hoover’s Hauck Auditorium, in the new David & Joan Traitel Building, with a splendid reception afterwards. Women of the Gulag was first screened on Septemin Santa Monica and in New York shortly thereafter.

Both the film and book highlight Gregory’s research on the oft-forgotten female. Wilson T. Bell. “Sex and Soviet Power in the Gulag.” Not for citation. 2 The issues of sex in the camps in particular and women in the camps more generally have received little attention in the archive-based historiography.2 Anne Applebaum’s Pulitzer-prize-winning Gulag: A History includes a chapter on “Women and Children,”.Readers of memoir and history, and students of feminism and war studies, will learn more about women’s experience of the Soviet gulag through the eyes of Ilse Johansen.

Labour And The Gulag Giles Udy — Political Science.But what makes Paul R. Gregory’s Women of the Gulag rather unique is that it deals with how the dictator’s dark and irrational behavior traumatized five Soviet women and their families, all.