Journals Higher Education



Published: 10 December 2020

640 Pages | 8 halftones


ISBN: 9780197502143

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Journey into the Land of the Zeks and Back

A Memoir of the Gulag

Julius Margolin, Translated by Stefani Hoffman, Foreword by Timothy Snyder, and Introduction by Katherine R. Jolluck

  • The first full English translation of a masterful Gulag memoir that preceded Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn's The Gulag Archipelago by decades.
  • An established classic in the Russian-speaking world that influenced the writing of Gulag memoirs after its first publication in French in 1949 and in Russian (in the United States) in 1952.
  • A moving, highly readable, ironic account of the Nazi and Soviet invasion of Poland, life in the Gulag system, and the eventual return to the West of a survivor.
  • Features a foreword by Timothy Snyder and introduction by Katherine R. Jolluck.