Young Heroes of the Soviet Union

Young Heroes of the Soviet Union is a moving investigation into the fragile boundary between history and biography.

Author: Alex Halberstadt

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 0593133072

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

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In this “urgent and enthralling reckoning with family and history” (Andrew Solomon), an American writer returns to Russia to face a past that still haunts him. NAMED ONE OF THE NEW YORK TIMES CRITICS’ TOP BOOKS OF THE YEAR Alex Halberstadt’s quest takes him across the troubled, enigmatic land of his birth, where decades of Soviet totalitarianism shaped and fractured three generations of his family. In Ukraine, he tracks down his paternal grandfather—most likely the last living bodyguard of Joseph Stalin. He revisits Lithuania, his Jewish mother’s home, to examine the legacy of the Holocaust and the pernicious anti-Semitism that remains largely unaccounted for. And he returns to his birthplace, Moscow, where his grandmother designed homespun couture for Soviet ministers’ wives, his mother consoled dissidents at a psychiatric hospital, and his father made a dangerous living by selling black-market American records. Halberstadt also explores his own story: that of an immigrant growing up in New York, another in a line of sons separated from their fathers by the tides of politics and history. Young Heroes of the Soviet Union is a moving investigation into the fragile boundary between history and biography. As Halberstadt revisits the sites of his family’s formative traumas, he uncovers a multigenerational transmission of fear, suffering, and rage. And he comes to realize something more: Nations, like people, possess formative traumas that penetrate into the most private recesses of their citizens’ lives.

Soviet Analyst

( Krasnaya Zvezda , 29 December 1985 ) . In a page - length article devoted to
young Hero of the Soviet Union Viktor Kapshuk , the youth newspaper
Komsomolskaya Pravda ( 12 January 1986 ) wrote that it received so many
letters from young ...

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VOKS Bulletin

Toidze's series of illustrations to the Anthology of Georgian Poetry opens with a
portrait of young Stalin reading Shota ... In Twice Hero of the Soviet Union T.
Khryukin and Hero of Socialist Labour Nazrali Niyazov Vuchetich has , with great
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USSR Information Bulletin

Young Heroes the lace - like stone walls . The walls of Krasnodon Death of and
towers were built ... Five of these leaders were posthis death . humously awarded
the title : Hero of the Soviet Union . Our country is honoring his memKREMLIN ...

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Early Russia the USSR

... camp brave deeds Leonid was awarded the this 65 - year - old sick man took a
hand title of Hero of the Soviet Union . ... Karbyshev was made to stand out in the
When the war broke out the Young snow naked , in the depth of winter and a ...

Author: Tamara Sergeevna Golubeva

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Category: Russia

Page: 159

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A survey of Russian history from the first settlement of the Eastern Slavs ca. A.D. 500 to 1976.

Soviet Ukraine

The country has not forgotten its young heroes . ... posthumously awarded the
Order of Lenin ; Uliana Gromova , Ivan Zemnukhov , Oleg Koshevoi , Sergei
Tyulenin and Lyubov Shevtsova were awarded the title of Hero of the Soviet
Union .

Author: Vladimir Vasilʹevich Shcherbit͡skiĭ

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Page: 140

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Phaedrus

... Young Pioneer Heroes and The Soldier ' s Glory ( LUMINA , Moldavia ) ;
Heroes of the Soviet Union ( IRFON , Tadzhikistan ) . The number of children ' s
books dealing with the labor exploits of the Soviet people has also increased . In
recent ...

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Foreign Press Digest Soviet Union

... general education schools and that the school libraries have a sufficient
number of books on the heroic past of our Fatherland , on the Soviet Armed
Forces , on courage and heroism , and especially on young heroes . Apparently it
would be ...

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Joseph Gavi Young Hero of the Minsk Ghetto

Then Ida ' s sister Alla and her husband , Valery , and their son , Seava , left for
America , and settled in Chicago . Thus it appeared that a goodly part of Ida ' s
family was bent on getting out of Russia and going to the United States . Most of ...

Author: Carlton Jackson

Publisher: Turner

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Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 176

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Follow the shocking but true story of Joseph Gavi, a small Jewish boy growing up in Minsk, Byelorussia, during the German invasion of WWII. Relive unspeakable horrors surrounding him as he at first struggles to simply survive and then to overcome his brutal oppressors through covert action with the "Freedom Fighters," rescuing more than 200 of his people from the imprisoning ghetto while constantly evading immediate death by execution. Read with spellbinding detail of each harrowing escape, at times only inches from being discovered and from tortuous death. Experience the wartime betrayal of "loyal" friends and later that of comrades as his postwar successes in the Soviet Union are thwarted by his old enemy: anti-Semitism. Finally, follow this highly decorated veteran, mountain-climbing instructor, and scientist as he resolves to pierce the Iron Curtain and flee to America--only to face the frustrations of a repressive bureaucratic battleground for his entrepreneurial success through citizenship in the USA.

The Daily Review

The Pioneer organisation has every right to be proud of young Heroes of the
Soviet Union Zina Portnova , Valya Kotik , Marat Kazei , Lyonya Golikov , of
thousands of young Leninists decorated with Orders and medals . The word , "
Timurites " ...

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The Rhetoric of Character in Children s Literature

More modern examples of the use of characters as models can be easily found in
the literature of the former Soviet Union : young war heroes and revolutionaries ,
vigilant scouts who reveal spies and saboteurs , boys who save other children ...

Author: Maria Nikolajeva

Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Scarecrow Press

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Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 332

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Uses ontology and epistemology as a basis in determining the misconceptions between the story and discourse, in both children's and adult fiction.

Women in the Land of Socialism

The heroes of the “ Young Guard ” underground resistance organization in
Krasnodon covered themselves with undying ... and Lyuba Shevtsova (
posthumously awarded the title Hero of the Soviet Union ) were members of the "
Young Guard ...

Author: Nina Vasilʹevna Popova

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Page: 262

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Culture and Life

And the hero is full of pride and dignity . ... Later , the painter developed the
theme of the young hero , the successor to the older generation's combat glory ,
in his wonderful illustrations to Y. ... They became our first Heroes of the Soviet
Union .

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Soviet Education

The achievement of culture in the USSR . ... Narratives about the Great Patriotic
War ( World War II ] of the Soviet Union against the Fascist Aggressors and about
the Postwar Recovery and ... The young heroes of the Great Patriotic War .

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Young Heroes in World History

Profiles seventeen young men and women from diverse nations and cultures and from different periods over the past 250 years whose heroic deeds displayed their commitment to integrity, compassion, and service.

Author: Robin Kadison Berson

Publisher: Greenwood

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Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 269

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Profiles seventeen young men and women from diverse nations and cultures and from different periods over the past 250 years whose heroic deeds displayed their commitment to integrity, compassion, and service.

Post New Wave Cinema in the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe

... und Fernsehschaffenden , " such as : Die jungen Helden ( The Young Heroes ,
Berlin , 1986 ) and ist der positive Held in unseren Filmen in Verruf geraten ? (
Does the Positive Hero Have a Bad Reputation in Our Films ? , Berlin , 1985 ) .

Author: Daniel J. Goulding

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Category: Performing Arts

Page: 317

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Soviet Literature

Guard is the artist's deep affection for his heroes. Fadeyev read in the historical
chronicle of the Young Guard such profoundly typical national traits as have
found an ... There is hardly a work of fiction in which the novelty of the conditions
under which literature is developing in the Soviet Union is in greater evidence.

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Member of the societies " The Union of Young People " , " The Left Association " ,
and " The 4 Arts " . Participant of ... Created the black - and - white series " Soviet
Army Soldiers - Heroes of the Soviet Union " ( 1942 - 1945 ) . " The Cotton ...

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Studies on the Soviet Union

The young hero , Elkhan , leads a revolt against Arab domination and though
defeated he refuses to bow his head before his captors on the scaffold . The play
is based on the famous Babek uprising in the ninth century and draws an obvious
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Daily Report

While talking on the name of Lenin , the all - union congress of the Komsomol
pledged that no matter what obstacles stood in its way ... The hearts of the Soviet
people will always treasure the names of the young heroes Nikolai ( Bashtayev ?
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