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The Resource Voices from the Gulag : life and death in communist Bulgaria, [compiled and edited by] Tzvetan Todorov ; translated by Robert Zaretsky

Voices from the Gulag : life and death in communist Bulgaria, [compiled and edited by] Tzvetan Todorov ; translated by Robert Zaretsky

Label
Voices from the Gulag : life and death in communist Bulgaria
Title
Voices from the Gulag
Title remainder
life and death in communist Bulgaria
Statement of responsibility
[compiled and edited by] Tzvetan Todorov ; translated by Robert Zaretsky
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • bul
  • eng
Summary
"In Voices from the Gulag, Tzvetan Todorov singles out the experience of one country where the concentration camps were particularly brutal and emblematic of the horrors of totalitarianism - communist Bulgaria." "The voices we hear in this book are mostly from Lovech, a rock quarry in Bulgaria that became the final destination for several thousand men and women during its years of operation from 1959 to 1962. The inmates, though drawn from various social, professional, and economic backgrounds, shared a common fate: they were torn from their homes by secret police, brutally beaten, charged with fictious crimes, and shipped to Lovech. Once there, they were forced to endure backbreaking labor, inadequate clothing, shelter, and food, systematic beatings, and institutionalized torture." "We also hear from guards, commandants, and bureaucrats whose lives were bound together with the inmates in an absurd drama. Regardless of their grade and duties, all agree that those responsible for these "excesses" were above or below them, yet never they themselves. Accountability is thereby diffused through the many strata of the state apparatus, providing legal defenses and "clear" consciences. Yet, as the concluding section of interviews - with the children and wives of the victims - reminds us, accountability is a moral and historical imperative."--BOOK JACKET
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 365/.45/092
  • B
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
DR93.A1
LC item number
V65 1999
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1939-2017
  • 1955-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Todorov, Tzvetan
  • Zaretsky, Robert
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Concentration camp inmates
  • Political persecution
  • Political prisoners
  • Concentration camp inmates
  • "Slŭnchev bri︠a︡g" (Concentration camp)
  • Bulgaria
Label
Voices from the Gulag : life and death in communist Bulgaria, [compiled and edited by] Tzvetan Todorov ; translated by Robert Zaretsky
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Translated from the French ed.: Au nom du peuple; original documents written in Bulgarian
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The Other Side
  • The Nurse
  • A Brigade Chief
  • Two Guards
  • The Chief of State Security at Lovech
  • The Regional Director of State Security
  • At the Ministry of the Interior
  • Among the Families
  • Foreword
  • Istvan Deak
  • The Inmates
  • The "Crimes"
  • Arrest and Deportation
  • Camp Life
  • Life After the Camp
  • The Women's Camp
Control code
40602858
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
x, 178 pages
Isbn
9780271019611
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
99010414
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Voices from the Gulag : life and death in communist Bulgaria, [compiled and edited by] Tzvetan Todorov ; translated by Robert Zaretsky
Publication
Note
Translated from the French ed.: Au nom du peuple; original documents written in Bulgarian
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The Other Side
  • The Nurse
  • A Brigade Chief
  • Two Guards
  • The Chief of State Security at Lovech
  • The Regional Director of State Security
  • At the Ministry of the Interior
  • Among the Families
  • Foreword
  • Istvan Deak
  • The Inmates
  • The "Crimes"
  • Arrest and Deportation
  • Camp Life
  • Life After the Camp
  • The Women's Camp
Control code
40602858
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
x, 178 pages
Isbn
9780271019611
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
99010414
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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