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7000 dana u Sibiru

4.40  ·  Rating details ·  299 ratings  ·  19 reviews
Hardcover, 473 pages
Published 1971 by Globus, Zagreb
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Sep 29, 2016 rated it really liked it
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.
Aug 04, 2010 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,
Felicity Pletz
Feb 07, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Edina Memić
Sep 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
knjiga koja ostavlja bez riječi.
Aug 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This meaty tome really had me turning the pages. Štajner's story about his suffering during Stallin's regime, in a neverending merry-go-round of prisons, labor camps and absurd legal processes, captivated me beyond words. What made it more powerful was the objectivity and almost clinical tone - the account was delivered in plain words, without any pretense towards artistic expression. Štajner didn't have to infuse unnecessary pathos in this book; his life story (and the stories of the various pe ...more
Aug 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Dugo mi je trebalo da uzmem ovu knjigu u ruke. Godine su prolazile, a ona me gledala s police. Vjerojatno je upravo sad bilo vrijeme za nju i za mene.
"7000 dana u Sibiru" je majstorsko djelo. Možda će netko reći - eh, "samo" neka vrsta dnevnika čovjeka koji je imao strašnu nesreću biti zarobljen u Staljinovoj Rusiji 1936. Osamnaest godina je robijao ni zbog čega. Kao i većina ljudi tada, kojima su natovarili političku krivnju na leđa. Jer su se tako sjetili.
Karl Štajner je tek nakon dvadeset g
Jan 06, 2016 rated it really liked it
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
Aug 13, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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.
Maurizio Manco
Oct 13, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
"Nelle galere dell'N.K.V.D., nel deserto ghiacciato del Grande Nord, ovunque la mia sofferenza ha superato i limiti di ciò che è sopportabile, una risoluzione non mi ha mai abbandonato: poter sopravvivere e raccontare al mondo e ai miei amici del Partito la mia terribile esperienza."
Оксана Шишка
Моторошно читати, як людина, навіть щиро вірячи в комуністичну ідею, могла стати заручником деспотичного прагнення повної влади "вождя" і місцевих "вождиків". Не знаю, чи переклали цю книжку російською, але адептам "ефективного менеджера" варто було б її почитати.
Nikola Nesic
May 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
For those that think that their life is hard and has no meaning
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
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,
May 14, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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 m ...more
Feb 12, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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 Yugos ...more
Aug 17, 2007 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.
Jan 12, 2009 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.
Feb 09, 2013 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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