Love in the Gulag

Love and Survival in the Gulag
Love in the Gulag: Love and Survival in the Gulag. Metropolitan: Holt. May 2012. 352p. ISBN 9780805095227. $27. HISTORY
Imprisoned first in a Nazi concentration camp and then falsely charged with treason when he returned home and sent to the Gulag, Lev Mischenko unexpectedly received a letter from his beloved, Sveta. Over the next eight years, they managed to exchange 1500 letters, and Sveta even had herself smuggled into the camp to see Lev. Recently discovered, these letters serve as the basis for this new book from Wolfson History Prize winner Figes (Natasha's Dance). A window like no other on the Gulag and hence valuable reading to anyone interested in history.

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