The Guards Spoke Russian

Memoir of a Ukrainian Jew in a Soviet Gulag

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About the Book

Aryeh Malkish, a Ukrainian Jew, was an engineering student in Ryazan when the KGB arrested him in 1969 for organizing a group of political dissidents. He was sent to the gulag for seven years, where Ukrainians accounted for nearly half of Russia’s millions of political prisoners. Originally published in 1978, his trenchant memoir vividly describes life in a Soviet labor camp, where disfiguring pathologies flourished in an atmosphere of unrelenting suspicion and cruelty and intrenched antisemitism.

About the Author(s)

Aryeh Malkish was born and raised in the Ukraine and spent seven years in the Russian Gulag for political prisoners. He then fled to Israel and taught Hebrew and the Bible there for decades. He lives in Harish, Israel.

Bibliographic Details

Aryeh Malkish
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Bibliographic Info: ca. 5 photos, index
Copyright Date: 2023
pISBN: 978-1-4766-9151-0
eISBN: 978-1-4766-4944-3
Imprint: McFarland