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The Resource Inhuman land : searching for the truth in Soviet Russia, by Józef Czapski ; translated from the Polish by Antonia Lloyd-Jones ; introduction by Timothy Snyder

Inhuman land : searching for the truth in Soviet Russia, by Józef Czapski ; translated from the Polish by Antonia Lloyd-Jones ; introduction by Timothy Snyder

Label
Inhuman land : searching for the truth in Soviet Russia
Title
Inhuman land
Title remainder
searching for the truth in Soviet Russia
Statement of responsibility
by Józef Czapski ; translated from the Polish by Antonia Lloyd-Jones ; introduction by Timothy Snyder
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  • eng
  • pol
  • eng
Summary
"In 1941, when Germany turned against the USSR, tens of thousands of Poles--men, women, and children who were starving, sickly, and impoverished--were released from Soviet prison camps and allowed to join the Polish army being formed in the south of Russia. One of the survivors who made the difficult winter journey was the painter and reserve officer Józef Czapski. General Anders, the army's commander in chief, assigned Czapski the task of receiving the Poles arriving for military training; gathering accounts of what their fates had been; organizing education, culture, and news for the soldiers; and, most important, investigating the disappearance of thousands of missing Polish officers. Blocked at every level by the Soviet authorities, Czapski was unaware that in April 1940 the officers had been shot dead in Katyn forest, a crime for which Soviet Russia never accepted responsibility. Czapski's account of the years following his release from the camp, the formation of the Polish army, and its arduous trek through Central Asia and the Middle East to fight on the Italian front is rich in anecdotes about the suffering of the Poles in the USSR, quotations from the Polish poetry that sustained him and his companions, encounters with literary figures (including Anna Akhmatova), and philosophical thoughts about the relationships between nationalities"--
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autobiography
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1896-1993
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Czapski, Józef
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Lloyd-Jones, Antonia
Series statement
New York Review Books classics
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  • Czapski, Józef
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Prisoners of war
  • Prisoners of war
Label
Inhuman land : searching for the truth in Soviet Russia, by Józef Czapski ; translated from the Polish by Antonia Lloyd-Jones ; introduction by Timothy Snyder
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Translation of: Na nieludzkiej ziemi
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1050140589
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
xxv, 447 pages
Isbn
9781681372563
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)1050140589
Label
Inhuman land : searching for the truth in Soviet Russia, by Józef Czapski ; translated from the Polish by Antonia Lloyd-Jones ; introduction by Timothy Snyder
Publication
Note
Translation of: Na nieludzkiej ziemi
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1050140589
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
xxv, 447 pages
Isbn
9781681372563
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)1050140589

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