The Resource The bones of Berdichev : the life and fate of Vasily Grossman, by John Garrard, Carol Garrard

The bones of Berdichev : the life and fate of Vasily Grossman, by John Garrard, Carol Garrard

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The bones of Berdichev : the life and fate of Vasily Grossman
Title
The bones of Berdichev
Title remainder
the life and fate of Vasily Grossman
Statement of responsibility
by John Garrard, Carol Garrard
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Born a Russian Jew and an ardent patriot of the Soviet motherland, Vasily Grossman rationalized away the Stalinist horror of his time as he chronicled the Red Army's westward sweep during World War II, becoming the Soviet Army's premier wartime correspondent. It was not until he discovered 30,000 victims were massacred by Nazi forces in his hometown of Berdichev - including his own mother - that he confronted his own Jewishness and the genocidal horror of the Holocaust."--BOOK JACKET. "Determined to tell the story of Soviet complicity with the Nazi extermination of Russian Jewry, Grossman was labeled an enemy of the state by both Stalin and Khrushchev - barely escaping Stalin's death squads - and his exposes were suppressed and buried deep within the Communist Party's archives. For nearly thirty years Grossman's writings - including a fictional treatment of the Berdichev massacre in his novel Life and Fateremained hidden from the world, little known outside of a small circle of Russian dissidents. Finally published in the late 1980s, they provided crucial ammunition to those fighting to overthrow the Soviet regime in 1991."--BOOK JACKET. "Now, drawing on archival materials that have become available only since the collapse of the Soviet Union, John Garrard and Carol Garrard have written an eloquent biography of Vasily Grossman. More than just a vivid portrait of a writer's life in a totalitarian, anti-Semitic state, The Bones of Berdichev provides new evidence concerning the origins of the Holocaust itself. The authors show how the Holocaust began not in the ghettos and death camps of Poland, but on Nazi-occupied Soviet territory, with the knowledge and cooperation of many Soviet citizens who aided and profited from the murder of their Jewish neighbors. The Soviet authorities in turn suppressed those actions - providing chilling evidence to support Grossman's conclusion that the two formerly warring German and Soviet totalitarian states were in fact mirror images of each other."--BOOK JACKET
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Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Garrard, John Gordon
Dewey number
  • 891.73/42
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
PG3476.G7
LC item number
Z67 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Garrard, Carol
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Grossman, Vasilii
  • Authors, Russian
  • Jewish authors
  • Dissenters
Target audience
adult
Label
The bones of Berdichev : the life and fate of Vasily Grossman, by John Garrard, Carol Garrard
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 411-422) and index
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxv, 437 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780684822952
Lccn
95033655
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
  • OCM33101058
  • CARL033101058
Label
The bones of Berdichev : the life and fate of Vasily Grossman, by John Garrard, Carol Garrard
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 411-422) and index
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxv, 437 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780684822952
Lccn
95033655
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
  • OCM33101058
  • CARL033101058

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