Friday 17 June 2011

70 years on: Philosophy Football celebrates Vasily Grossman's writings

'War correspondent for the Red Star newspaper, Vasily Grossman became Russia's greatest chronicler of both the horrors of the 1941 Nazi invasion and the eventual victory over nazism.

Never afraid to upset the Soviet authorities, his classic account of the USSR's resistance to the Nazi invasion, 'Life and Fate', was not only heroic but also told the story of the Ukraine famine, the Gulags and purges, the instances of collaboration between Russian citizens and the Nazis.

As a result it was banned by Stalin. The book was eventually published under Glasnost in 1988.'

The 1941 anniversary Life and Fate T-shirt is available from HERE  

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