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The Gulag Archipelago 1918-1956 by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
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Jun 22, 2012

it was amazing

This was a story that was a must read for me as my own grandfather was miraculously survived eight years in a gulag - a very similar to what this author described. Not only was my family witness to the last days of Hitler when he removed over 444,000 Hungarian Jews, but the next horror was right around the corner with Stalin. Growing up in the U.S., it is difficult to truly understand how tragic life can be to some people. That said, I have had the opportunity to be behind the Iron Curtain and even being quite young, I still noticed the heaviness of the political cloud that loomed over much of Hungary's population.

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