The Unquiet Ghost - Russians Remember Stalin

2003, Author Adam Hochschild

"Over 20 Million people died during Stalin's quarter-Century Reign of terror. Only with the advent of glasnost could Russians openly confront their memories of that time. In 1991... Adam Hochschild spent nearly six months in Russia talking to gulag survivors, retired concentration camp guards, and countless others." -from the back cover.

Our memory is very short lived. In our learning communities we used to talk about the shadows of the past but now few young people have active memory of the reality of their recent history. So now their recent history is a a dark room into which they have few guides to take them. This book is one of several that give insight into the dark places of Russian history.

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