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Ukrainian GULAG Memoir

V kraini rabstva i smerty [In the land of slavery and death]. Biblioteka "Samostiinoi Ukrainy," vypusk 1 [Library of "Free Ukraine", vol. 1].

Chicago: Nakladom Vydavnytstva "Samostiina Ukraina", 1951. Octavo (19 × 13.7 cm). Original staple-stitched pictorial wrappers; 100 pp. Very good.

First separate edition of these autobiographical essays about life under Bolshevik rule and in particular the persecution by the ChK and the NKVD, with eyewitness reports on interrogations, camps, and life in the GULAG. The texts gathered here were first published in the Ukrainian diaspora periodical "Samostiina Ukraina" (Independent Ukraine), published in St. Paul, Minnesota. The rear wrapper features a lengthy advertisement of the paper. The caricature to front wrapper is not attributed (signed "M").

Book ID: 51555

Price: $125.00