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By Janusz Bardach,Kathleen Gleeson

In 1941, as a purple military soldier struggling with the Nazis at the Belarussian entrance, Janusz Bardach was once arrested, court-martialed, and sentenced to 10 years of challenging exertions. Twenty-two years outdated, he had devoted no crime. He used to be one in every of hundreds of thousands swept up within the reign of terror that Stalin perpetrated on his personal humans. within the severely acclaimed Man Is Wolf to Man, Bardach stated his terrible reports within the Kolyma hard work camps in northeastern Siberia, the deadliest camps in Stalin’s gulag system.

In this sequel Bardach selections up the narrative in March 1946, whilst he was once published. He lines his thousand-mile trip from the northeastern Siberian gold mines to Moscow within the interval after the warfare, while the rustic used to be nonetheless in turmoil. He chronicles his reunion together with his brother, a high-ranking diplomat within the Polish embassy in Moscow; his reviews as a scientific scholar within the Stalinist Soviet Union; and his journey again to his fatherland, the place he confronts the shattering awareness of the toll the battle has taken, together with the deaths of his spouse, mom and dad, and sister.

In a trenchant exploration of loss, post-traumatic pressure syndrome, and existential loneliness, Bardach plumbs his ordeal with honesty and compassion, affording a literary window into the soul of a Stalinist gulag survivor. Surviving Freedom is his relocating account of the way he rebuilt his existence after large worry and private loss. it's also a different portrait of postwar Stalinist Moscow as visible during the eyes of an individual who's either an insider and outsider. Bardach’s trip from prisoner again to citizen and from hard work camp to freedom is an inspiring story of the common human tale of ache and recovery.

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By Janusz Bardach,Kathleen Gleeson

In 1941, as a purple military soldier struggling with the Nazis at the Belarussian entrance, Janusz Bardach was once arrested, court-martialed, and sentenced to 10 years of challenging exertions. Twenty-two years outdated, he had devoted no crime. He used to be one in every of hundreds of thousands swept up within the reign of terror that Stalin perpetrated on his personal humans. within the severely acclaimed Man Is Wolf to Man, Bardach stated his terrible reports within the Kolyma hard work camps in northeastern Siberia, the deadliest camps in Stalin’s gulag system.

In this sequel Bardach selections up the narrative in March 1946, whilst he was once published. He lines his thousand-mile trip from the northeastern Siberian gold mines to Moscow within the interval after the warfare, while the rustic used to be nonetheless in turmoil. He chronicles his reunion together with his brother, a high-ranking diplomat within the Polish embassy in Moscow; his reviews as a scientific scholar within the Stalinist Soviet Union; and his journey again to his fatherland, the place he confronts the shattering awareness of the toll the battle has taken, together with the deaths of his spouse, mom and dad, and sister.

In a trenchant exploration of loss, post-traumatic pressure syndrome, and existential loneliness, Bardach plumbs his ordeal with honesty and compassion, affording a literary window into the soul of a Stalinist gulag survivor. Surviving Freedom is his relocating account of the way he rebuilt his existence after large worry and private loss. it's also a different portrait of postwar Stalinist Moscow as visible during the eyes of an individual who's either an insider and outsider. Bardach’s trip from prisoner again to citizen and from hard work camp to freedom is an inspiring story of the common human tale of ache and recovery.

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