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Journey into the Whirlwind by Evgenia Ginzburg
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it was amazing

I started to read this book without knowing it was an autobiography. After a few chapters I started doing some research about Kazan, Tatarstan, Stalin and the Gulag. It was then that I realized the book was real: people were actually send to labor camp for 10 years after fake trials. Innocent people, whose only fault was being born in the wrong time, were caught 'into the whirlwind' and they could not do anything else but go with the flow.
What impressed me the most about Genia, the women telling her story, other than her resilience, was her believe in the Party. Like most of the prisoners, she did not doubt the Party. She kept on hoping someone would come one day and say 'all this is a mistake, you are free' and all will be forgiven and forgot.
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December 1, 2014 – Shelved
December 1, 2014 – Shelved as: to-read

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