Books in the Annals of Communism Series
Each volume in the series Annals of Communism will publish selected and previously inaccessible documents from former Soviet state and party archives in a narrative that develops a particular topic in the history of Soviet and international communism. Separate English and Russian editions will be prepared. Russian and Western scholars work together to prepare the documents for each volume. Documents are chosen not for their support of any single interpretation but for their particular historical importance or their general value in deepening understanding and facilitating discussion. The volumes are designed to be useful to students, scholars, and interested general readers.
American Advisory Committee
Ivo Banac, Yale University
Zbigniew Brzezinski, Center for Strategic and International Studies
William Chase, University of Pittsburgh
Friedrich I. Firsov, former head of the Comintern research group at RGASPI
Sheila Fitzpatrick, University of Chicago
Gregory Freeze, Brandeis University
John L. Gaddis, Yale University
J. Arch Getty, University of California, Los Angeles
Jonathan Haslam, Cambridge University
Robert L. Jackson, Yale University
Norman Naimark, Stanford University
Gen. William Odom (deceased), Hudson Institute and Yale University
Daniel Orlovsky, Southern Methodist University
Timothy Snyder, Yale University
Mark Steinberg, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Strobe Talbott, Brookings Institution
Mark Von Hagen, Arizona State University
Piotr Wandycz, Yale University
Russian Advisory Committee
K. M. Anderson, Moscow State University
N. N. Bolkhovitinov, Russian Academy of Sciences
A. O. Chubaryan, Russian Academy of Sciences
V. P. Danilov, Russian Academy of Sciences
A. A. Fursenko, secretary, Department of History, Russian Academy of Sciences (head of the Russian Editorial Committee)
V. P. Kozlov
N. S. Lebedeva, Russian Academy of Sciences
S. V. Mironenko, director, State Archive of the Russian Federation (GARF)
O. V. Naumov, director, Russian State Archive of Social and Political History (RGASPI)
E. O. Pivovar, Moscow State University
V. V. Shelokhaev, president, Association ROSSPEN
Ye. A. Tyurina, director, Russian State Archive of the Economy (RGAE)
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- Frierson, Cathy A.
- Silence was salvation : child survivors of Stalin’s terror and World War II in the Soviet
- Union / Cathy A. Frierson.
- pages cm. — (Annals of communism)
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
- ISBN 978-0-300-17945-3 (hardcover : alk. paper) 1. Political prisoners—Soviet
- Union—Interviews. 2. Political prisoners—Soviet Union—Biography. 3. Soviet
- Union—Politics and government—1936 –1953. 4. Stalin, Joseph, 1879–1953.
- 5. Political purges—Soviet Union—History. 6. World War, 1939–1945—Soviet
- Union. 7. Soviet Union—
- Social conditions—1917–1945. 8. Soviet Union—Social conditions—1945–1991. 9. Communism—Social aspects—Soviet Union.
- I. Title.
- DK268.A1F75 2014
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Children of the Gulag, by Cathy A. Frierson and Semyon S. Vilensky
The Diary of Georgi Dimitrov, 1933–1949, introduced and edited by Ivo Banac
Dimitrov and Stalin, 1934 –1943: Letters from the Soviet Archives, edited by Alexander Dallin and Fridrikh I. Firsov
Enemies Within the Gates? The Comintern and the Stalinist Repression, 1934 – 1939, by William J. Chase
The Fall of the Romanovs: Political Dreams and Personal Struggles in a Time of Revolution, by Mark D. Steinberg and Vladimir M. Khrustalëv
Gulag Voices: An Anthology, edited by Anne Applebaum
The History of the Gulag: From Collectivization to the Great Terror, by Oleg V. Khlevniuk
Katyn: A Crime Without Punishment, edited by Anna M. Cienciala, Natalia S. Lebedeva, and Wojciech Materski
The KGB File of Andrei Sakharov, edited by Joshua Rubenstein and Alexander Gribanov
The Kirov Murder and Soviet History, by Matthew E. Lenoe
The Last Diary of Tsaritsa Alexandra, introduction by Robert K. Massie; edited by Vladimir A. Kozlov and Vladimir M. Khrustalëv
The Leningrad Blockade, 1941–1944: A New Documentary History from the Soviet Archives, by Richard Bidlack and Nikita Lomagin
The Road to Terror: Stalin and the Self-Destruction of the Bolsheviks, 1932–1939, by J. Arch Getty and Oleg V. Naumov
Secret Cables of the Comintern, 1933–1943, by Fridrikh I. Firsov, Harvey Klehr, and John Earl Haynes
The Secret World of American Communism, by Harvey Klehr, John Earl Haynes, and Fridrikh I. Firsov
Sedition: Everyday Resistance in the Soviet Union under Khrushchev and Brezhnev, edited by Vladimir A. Kozlov, Sheila Fitzpatrick, and Sergei V. Mironenko
Silence Was Salvation: Child Survivors of Stalin’s Terror and World War II in the Soviet Union, by Cathy A. Frierson
Soviet Culture and Power, by Katerina Clark and Evgeny Dobrenko with Andrei Artizov and Oleg Naumov
The Soviet World of American Communism, by Harvey Klehr, John Earl Haynes, and Kyrill M. Anderson
Spain Betrayed: The Soviet Union in the Spanish Civil War, edited by Ronald Radosh, Mary R. Habeck, and G. N. Sevostianov
Stalin and the Lubianka
A Documentary History of the Political Police and Security Organs in the Soviet Union, 1922–1953, by David R. Shearer and Vladimir Khaustov
Stalinism as a Way of Life: A Narrative in Documents, edited by Lewis Siegelbaum and Andrei K. Sokolov
The Stalin-Kaganovich Correspondence, 1931–36, compiled and edited by R. W. Davies, Oleg V. Khlevniuk, E. A. Rees, Liudmila P. Kosheleva, and Larisa A. Rogovaya
Stalin’s Letters to Molotov, 1925–1936, edited by Lars T. Lih, Oleg V. Naumov, and Oleg V. Khlevniuk
Stalin’s Secret Pogrom: The Postwar Inquisition of the Soviet Jewish Anti-Fascist Committee, edited by Joshua Rubenstein and Vladimir P. Naumov
The Unknown Lenin: From the Secret Archive, edited by Richard Pipes
The Voice of the People: Letters from the Soviet Village, 1918–1932, by C. J. Storella and A. K. Sokolov
Voices of Revolution, 1917, by Mark D. Steinberg
The War Against the Peasantry, 1927–1930, edited by Lynne Viola, V. P. Danilov, N. A. Ivnitskii, and Denis Kozlov