My Four Years in Soviet Russia

My Four Years in Soviet Russia

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Academic Studies Press
This is the memoir of Yitzhak Erlichson, writing under the name Jerzy Edison, a Polish Jew who was nineteen years old when he escaped the Nazis by fleeing toward the USSR from his hometown, Wierzbnik. There he hoped to find a land true to its official ideals of justice, equality, and brotherhood. Arrested as an English spy, he was sent to prisons and slave-labor camps, and after his release worked and traveled in the USSR. To his dismay, he found there injustice, inequality, and anti-Semitism equal to that of his native Poland. Attempting to join the Polish army forming in the USSR, he was told it was “only for Poles.” He met and married his wife, Fania, during the war, and she nursed him back to health following his final imprisonment. He later returned to Wierzbnik only to learn that none of his family survived the German occupation. This fascinating story sheds new light on the realities of life in the USSR during the Second World War.

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This is the memoir of Yitzkhak Erlichson, a Polish Jew who fled the Nazis to the Soviet Union and grew disillusioned with the political oppression and anti-Semitism that he encountered there. First published in Yiddish in 1953 and now published in English translation, it adds an important primary source document to the history of Polish Jews during World War II. Annotation ©2013 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Academic Studies Pr
This is the memoir of Yitzhak Erlichson, writing under the name Jerzy Edison, a Polish Jew who was nineteen years old when he escaped the Nazis by fleeing toward the USSR from his hometown, Wierzbnik. There he hoped to find a land true to its official ideals of justice, equality, and brotherhood. Arrested as an English spy, he was sent to prisons and slave-labor camps, and after his release worked and traveled in the USSR. To his dismay, he found there injustice, inequality, and anti-Semitism equal to that of his native Poland. Attempting to join the Polish army forming in the USSR, he was told it was “only for Poles.” After the war, and after he met and married his wife, Fania, and they return to Wierzbnik together. There he learns that none of his family survived the German occupation. This fascinating story sheds new light on the realities of life in the USSR during the Second World War.

Publisher: Boston, Massachusetts : Academic Studies Press, 2013
ISBN: 9781618112552
1618112554
1618112546
9781618112545
9781306027908
130602790X
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 online resource (240 pages .))

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