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The Resource Stalin's British victims, Francis Beckett

Stalin's British victims, Francis Beckett

Label
Stalin's British victims
Title
Stalin's British victims
Statement of responsibility
Francis Beckett
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"This book tells the stories of four remarkable British women whose lives were scorched by Stalin's purges. One was shot as a spy; one nearly died as a slave labourer in Kazakhstan; and two saw their husbands taken away to the gulag and had to spirit their small children out of the country." "We think of the horrors of the middle of the twentieth century - the Holocaust in Central Europe, the purges in the Soviet Union - as something foreign: terrible, but remote, like famine in Africa. But Rosa Rust, Rose Cohen, Freda Utley and Pearl Rimel were all Londoners, as English as fish and chips, as familiar in our capital as Piccadilly Circus. Like hundreds of young, idealistic Britons in the 1930s, they looked to the Soviet Union for inspiration, for a way in which society could be run better without the exploitation and poverty which unrestrained capitalism had created. They were less fortunate than most of us - they saw their dream fulfilled." "Francis Beckett draws on personal letters, interviews with surviving relatives, and archives to create a picture of four courageous, intelligent and very different women. The result is a harrowing human document with vivid and unforgettable insights into the world of Stalin's Russia: its secret trials, labour camps, random disappearances, and concealed executions."--BOOK JACKET
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
BDS
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1945-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Beckett, Francis
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • British
  • Communism
  • Communism
  • Labor camps
  • Soviet Union
  • Soviet Union
  • Great Britain
  • Soviet Union
  • Rust, Rosa
  • Rimel, Pearl
  • Cohen, Rose
  • Utley, Freda
Label
Stalin's British victims, Francis Beckett
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
b70015707103
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 209 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9780750932233
Other physical details
ill.
Label
Stalin's British victims, Francis Beckett
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
b70015707103
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 209 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9780750932233
Other physical details
ill.

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