Saturday, April 23, 2011

Gulag Books

Andrew Stuttaford offers a review of top books on the Soviet Gulag in today's WSJ: A World Behind Barbed Wire.

Books mentioned in Stuttaford's article:

Gulag Archipelago

Kolyma Tales

Journey Into The Whirlwind

My Testimony

Faithful Rusian

Gulag Voices

Memoir of a Gulag Actress

Children of the Gulag

The Victims Return: Survivors of the Gulag After Stalin

There has been no Bolshevik Nuremberg. Total defeat left Nazi horror open for all to see, but many Soviet archives remain closed, their tales of atrocity unpublished. The new books on the gulag cannot begin to redress the crimes they describe, but they can at least help history locate the facts with which it can pass the judgment that the victims and their jailers deserve.

Mr. Stuttaford's NRO Archive.

Ushanka Tip to Mr. Stuttaford for the article, and to Mrs. Karl for finding the article.

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