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I was a Slave in Russia

3.97  ·  Rating details ·  33 Ratings  ·  5 Reviews
This is a true story about an American living in Germany who was imprisoned by the Soviets. He sayed in Buchenwald and other Soveit slave labor camps during World War II, until hs release in the 1950s.
Paperback, 182 pages
Published June 28th 1958 by Devin-Adair (first published 1958)
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Joe
Oct 21, 2007 rated it liked it
The story is compelling, and it seems completely genuine, as well. Having lived in Russia myself, and also having studied much about the Soviet Union in college and during my career, I can attest that it all rings quite true.

The story is a straightforward retelling of the events the author experienced. He does not hold much back, and many parts are fairly graphic. It is not an enjoyable book to read, but then again, what do you expect from a true account from Soviet prisons and concentration cam
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Lauren
Dec 03, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
You hear Siberia or the Gulag referred to in a joking way in the US, but this book brings it home that it is not a joke, and thousands/millions of people disappeared into the labor camps and died there, most of whom were innocent of any serious crime.
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Post WWII in Communist era Germany - true story
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Very, very, disturbingly detailed.
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Interesting story about the unfortunate circumstances that caused the author, who happened to be an American, to be held captive in a Soviet slave camp after WWII ended. He discusses what a demoralizing experience it was and how he believed his chances of being freed were very slim.
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Librarian Note: There is more than one author in the Goodreads database with this name.

John Helmuth Noble was an American citizen that was imprisoned in the Soviet-Union.

Noble was the son of a German-born former missionary and owner of a photo-finishing plant.

The family moved to Germany when Noble's father traded his company for a German photo company.

Noble witnessed the firebombing of Dresden.
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