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From Gulag to Freedom (The Volga Flows Forever)

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In this historical novel, the heroin of this powerful work, Katya, is a bright, energetic and resourceful Volga German girl. She is a descendant of the Volga German pioneers who were the first to tame Russian steppe during the time of Catherine the Great.Katya is free to reveal through the voice of her female creator thoughts and circumstances often hidden to men.
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Hardcover, 425 pages
Published 2009 by Concordia University, Portland Oregon, Center for Volga German Studie
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Wyndy
Jan 09, 2012 Wyndy rated it really liked it
Awesome story. I must admit that I was reluctant to read it, I thought it would be full of gore and terrible sadness since we all know that Stalin's genocide and pogroms were horrible. I was very pleasantly surprised because the book is written in a very matter of fact way. This is the story of Katya, the last of Martin's descendants to live in Russia. This is presented as the memories of an older woman who has survived and made a life for herself in California. Katya's life goes from living in ...more
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Dec 17, 2011 Sunflower rated it really liked it
Book Three of the Volga Flowers series, "From Gulag to Freedom" is another deeply written book filled with historical richness by Sigrid Weidenweber, chronicling the experiences of Katya, a descendant of German pioneers facing imprisonment in a gulag and eventual escape to freedom.

Filled with rich, strong characters and masterly woven a detailed history in between the weaves of a fictional tale, this is a story that those who are seeking a story, whose characters are strong, captures a time in h
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Louise Amrine
Aug 26, 2016 Louise Amrine rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Volga flows forever.

I enjoyed this book very much. It was historically accurate. It showed the suffering these people went through. It also showed the strength of the Volga Germans.
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