Book details

Publication date: October 2016
Features: 16 B&W photographs, map, notes, index
Keywords: Memoir / World War II / Women's Studies
Subject(s): BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs, Memoir / World War II / Women's Studies, Biography, History, BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Women, HISTORY / Russia & the Former Soviet Union, Biography: general, Gender studies: women & girls, Memoir / World War II / Women's Studies, Women's History, Women's Studies
Publisher(s): The University of Alberta Press
Ilse Johansen (1916–1995) was a civilian member of the German military in the Second World War. After her release from the Russian gulag in 1949, she immigrated to Canada. Heather Marshall is a writer, editor, and activist who has always been interested in social justice issues. She lives in Nanaimo, British Columbia.

"Surviving the Gulag is an unflinching story of being a German woman in the very places that have been written about by so many men." [Full review at]

Lolita Lark, RALPH Magazine

Translator’s Preface ix
Hans Rudolf Gahle r
Acknowledgements xi
Karin and Rex Marshall
Editor’s Introduction xiii
Heather Marshall
Introduction xxix
Michael Seadle
Surviving the Gulag 1
Index 239
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