Keeping Faith With The Party: Communist Believers Return From The Gulag

Paperback | March 5, 2012

byNanci Adler

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How is it that some prisoners of the Soviet gulag-many of them falsely convicted-emerged from the camps maintaining their loyalty to the party that was responsible for their internment? In camp, they had struggled to survive. Afterward they struggled to reintegrate with society, reunite with their loved ones, and sometimes renew Party ties. Based on oral histories, archives, and unpublished memoirs, Keeping Faith with the Party chronicles the stories of returnees who professed enduring belief in the CPSU and the Communist project. Nanci Adler's probing investigation brings a deeper understanding of the dynamics of Soviet Communism and of how individuals survive within repressive regimes while the repressive regimes also survive within them.

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How is it that some prisoners of the Soviet gulag-many of them falsely convicted-emerged from the camps maintaining their loyalty to the party that was responsible for their internment? In camp, they had struggled to survive. Afterward they struggled to reintegrate with society, reunite with their loved ones, and sometimes renew Party ...

Nanci Adler is Associate Professor at the NIOD Institute for War, Holocaust, and Genocide Studies of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences and the University of Amsterdam. She is author of The Gulag Survivor: Beyond the Soviet System, Victims of Soviet Terror: The Story of the Memorial Movement, and numerous scholarly arti...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:264 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.9 inPublished:March 5, 2012Publisher:Indiana University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0253223792

ISBN - 13:9780253223791

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Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction: Enduring Repression
1. The Gulag Prisoner and the Bolshevik Soul
2. Reconciling the Self with the System
3. Beyond Belief: Party Identification and the "Bright Future"
4. Striving for a "Happy Ending": Attempts to Rehabilitate Socialism
5. The Legacies of the Repression
Epilogue: The "Bright Past," or Whose (Hi)Story?
Notes
Works Cited
Index

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"Nanci Adler's fascinating and impressive new book on Gulag returnees focuses on the question of how a substantial number of communists punished by the Stalinist regime - often brutally and at length - could continue to maintain loyalty to the party and state while interned and even after release. The individual stories she tells to illustrate her answer are crucial for understanding the essence of the Soviet belief system." -Norman M. Naimark, author of Stalin's Genocides