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The Resource A red boyhood : growing up under Stalin, Anatole Konstantin

A red boyhood : growing up under Stalin, Anatole Konstantin

Label
A red boyhood : growing up under Stalin
Title
A red boyhood
Title remainder
growing up under Stalin
Statement of responsibility
Anatole Konstantin
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Many children growing up in the Soviet Union before World War II knew the meaning of deprivation and dread. But for the son of an 2enemy of the people,3 those apprehensions were especially compounded. When the secret police came for his father in 1938, ten-year-old Anatole Konstantin saw his family plunged into a morass of fear. His memoir of growing up in Stalinist Russia re-creates in vivid detail the daily trials of people trapped in this regime before and during the repressive years of World War II{u2014}and the equally horrific struggles of refugees after that conflict. Evicted from their home, their property confiscated, and eventually forced to leave their town, Anatole{u2019}s family experienced the fate of millions of Soviet citizens whose loved ones fell victim to Stalin{u2019}s purges. His mother, Raya, resorted to digging peat, stacking bricks, and even bootlegging to support herself and her two children. How she managed to hold her family together in a rapidly deteriorating society{u2014}and how young Anatole survived the horrors of marginalization and war{u2014}form a story more compelling than any novel. Looking back on those years from adulthood, Konstantin reflects on both his formal education under harsh conditions and his growing awareness of the contradictions between propaganda and reality. He tells of life in the small Ukrainian town of Khmelnik just before World War II and of how some of its citizens collaborated with the German occupation, lending new insight into the fate of Ukrainian Jews and Nazi corruption of local officials. And in recounting his experiences as a refugee, he offers a new look at everyday life in early postwar Poland and Germany, as well as one of the few firsthand accounts of life in postwar Displaced Persons camps. A Red Boyhood takes readers inside Stalinist Russia to experience the grim realities of repression{u2014}both under a Soviet regime and German occupation. A moving story of desperate people in desperate times, it brings to life the harsh realities of the twentieth century for young and old readers alike."--Publishers website
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1928-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Konstantin, Anatole
Dewey number
305.892/4047092aB
Index
no index present
LC call number
DS134.93.K66
LC item number
A3 2008
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
University of Missouri Press
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  • Konstantin, Anatole
  • Jewish children in the Holocaust
  • Jews
  • Jews
Label
A red boyhood : growing up under Stalin, Anatole Konstantin
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Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1928-1938 -- 1938-1941 -- 1941 -- 1942 -- 1943 -- 1944-1945 -- 1945-1946 -- 1946-1949
Control code
182851097
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 248 pages
Isbn
9780826217875
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2007050134
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)182851097
Label
A red boyhood : growing up under Stalin, Anatole Konstantin
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1928-1938 -- 1938-1941 -- 1941 -- 1942 -- 1943 -- 1944-1945 -- 1945-1946 -- 1946-1949
Control code
182851097
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 248 pages
Isbn
9780826217875
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2007050134
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)182851097

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