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7000 Days In Siberia

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Paperback, New edition, 480 pages
Published October 13th 1989 by Corgi (first published 1971)
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Selma
Oct 03, 2016 Selma rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Svaki čitalac doživjet će knjigu na svoj način, jedni će je gledati pretežno kao izraz osobne nesreće i nepravde jednog čovjeka, drugi će cijelu stvar staviti u kontekst historijskog zbivanja i veliku tragediju jednog naroda i uopće čovječanstva. Štajnerova sjećanja na hapšenje, suđenje, njegove patnje, događaje iz tamnica, istražnih kancelarija ili iz logora, i neprekidan teror koji je trajao dvadeset godina ne mogu se čitati ravnodušno.
James
Aug 04, 2010 James rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: gulag
This is a curious book,
a victim of Stalin's purge, the author spent 18 years in Siberian labor camps and prisons.
He was starved, beaten, and grossly overworked.

He states at the beginning that he wrote the book "without analysis",
but doesn't say why he made this choice.

He cursed Stalin, the KGB, the prison guards, and many others who tormented him.
BUT, he joined the communist party in 1917, and to the end considered himself to be a "good communist".

He never blamed communism for his ordeal,
ju
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Ivan
Jan 10, 2016 Ivan rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Autobiografski roman Karla Štajnera koji je kao uvjereni komunist postao žrtva Staljinove čistke.

Prije čitanja ove knjige bio sam upoznat sa određenim činjenicama vezanim uz Sibirske logore, načine protjerivanja i suđenja ljudima u SSSR-u, ali ova knjige mi je dala potpuni pogled u razmjer tih brutalnih događanja. Veličina katastrofa koja se može mjeriti s Holokaustom.
Autor bez dojmova, mišljenja i analiza opisuje 20 godina ropstva (prelazak iz jednog logora u drugi), ljude koje sreće i prilik
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Felicity Pletz
Feb 07, 2013 Felicity Pletz rated it it was amazing
If you have any interest in these kind of stories, where people suffer greatly and overcome impossible odds to achieve freedom.

This book is outstandingly written and captures the deprivation, misery and inhumanity that people are subjected to, while explaining what the political landscape was like at the time.

I know lots of people find these stories difficult, yet they deserve such respect for sharing their ordeal in the hope knowledge can prevent similar things happening to people in the futur
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Goran K
Author described 18 years of imprisonment due to false accusations. He tried to write the book without personal thoughts and remarks, and mostly managed it great; describing in great detail his life in work camps and prisons in Siberia, Russian inner politics and the way NKVD and CP worked.

It's fantastic and almost unbelievable that author managed to survive through such mistreat and abuse, and remember in full detail (and note it in short remarks) huge number of names and sad destinies of othe
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Babak Fakhamzadeh
As the cover quite rightly suggests, this book is the most chilling account of life in Stalin's labour camps since The Gulag Archipelago 1918-1956 by Aleksandr I. Solzhenitsyn. Specifically since this book came out in 1971 and in Yugoslavia. 7000 days in Siberia is the real life account of Staijner's 20-year detention, mostly in Siberia, from 1937 till 1956.
However, besides the shocking (and now well-known) content, describing in detail the goings on in the work camps and prisons under Stalin,
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Kenan
Aug 26, 2016 Kenan rated it liked it
The book about Stalin's labor camps from a perspective of a Karlo who spent 18 years in camps and somehow made it through alive thanks to his tenacious and unbreakable spirit. He never accepted to sign an agreement NKVD kept pushing on him because they charged and convicted him just for being a foreigner. He was eventually released as a favor to Tito and reunited with his wife. Karlo had an interesting way of writing since he limited himself from expressing his thoughts but rather observed and ...more
Ashley
Mar 07, 2014 Ashley rated it liked it
This book was a doozy. It took me forever to get through. I've always been interested in the GULAG's but this book was just so difficult to get through. The author was just so detached from everything that happened. I understand that to survive something like that you must be detached but a little emotion would be slightly appreciated. The reading was dry and sometimes just plain boring. I know I've been harping on it, but the last 6 pages when he was finally about to be free and return to ...more
Zvjezdana
Aug 17, 2007 Zvjezdana rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Unbelievably well written book, about innocent man living thru work camp in Siberia during Stalin time. Spending 20 years in prison for no reason whatsoever, and every bit of his suffering is very well translated to the paper. Emotional, but great book.
Biosyd
Jan 12, 2009 Biosyd rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
As an American, its hard to believe that someone could be treated that way and survive. Its even harder to believe that his wife stood by him all those years and never divorced him. When all was said and done, they were together again. Sadly their child bearing years were behind them.
Matko Katalenič
Nov 02, 2014 Matko Katalenič rated it really liked it
Fantastic flow of the storyline. The detail that the author goes into is pretty immersive. I would reccomend this to any fan of 20th century history - as it is easy to translate the experience of soviet gulags into similar totalitarian projects as seen in other parts of the world.
David
Jul 30, 2014 David rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Must read kniha hodící se skvěle do dnešní doby. Kniha krásně ukazuje, proč je třeba neustále upozorňovat na hrozby ohrožující dnešní liberální demokracii.
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