Comes the comrade! / by Alexandra Orme ; [translated from the Polish by M.A. Michael and L. Meyer].

New York : Morrow, [1950] .

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George Washington
Gelman Special Collections
D811.5 .O749 1950 Available
WRLC Shared Collections Facility
D 811.5 .O749 1950 Off-site
WRLC Shared Collections Facility
D811.5.O73 C7 E5 1950 Off-site
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D811.5 .O749 1950 Available Request
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Subjects Guerra mondiale -- 1939-1945 -- Narrativa personale ungherese.
Soldati -- Unione Sovietica.
Soldiers -- Soviet Union.
Soviet Union.
Weltkrieg (1939-1945)
World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, Hungarian.
Description vi, 376 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Copyright Date [1950]
Notes London edition (Hodge) has title: From Christmas to Easter.
Special Collections copy Bound in gray cloth over boards; spine and cover printed in red; illustrated endpapers and dust-jacket. Front free endpaper has ink signature of David Dulles, Xmas 1954 and ink inscription on added title page: "To D. from P. Chris
Special Collections copy from the library of Eleanor Lansing Dulles.
Summary The period of the sweep of Russian troops across Hungary provides the backdrop for an unusually vivid personal story, written by a Pole married to a Hungarian- and living in the midst of a huge sprawling family with its retainers in Mora, Hungary. With the departure of the German occupation forces, they awaited the Russians with rosy hopes and boundless faith. This is the story of the reality of Russian occupation, with all its contradictions, its violence, its squalor, its humor, its danger. Back and forth across the town for three grim months, the boisterous, filthy, acquisitive, uncouth Russian troops, with their gauche officers, passed. They were quartered in the manor house, in the Dower House- and turned them into pigsties with wanton destructiveness. They stole and smashed; they used Gestapo techniques and demanded unwarranted intimacies with equal abandon and irrelevance. ""Lida"", who tells the story, survived incredible brutalities, hardships, dangers, and succeeded in protecting her husband, victim of a Gestapo prison, in saving some semblance of authority as hostess, in holding the nucleus of the family together, even while she fed the Russians, ate and drank with them, held off their undesirable embraces, made friends and enemies, and took in her stride hardships that would have defeated 99 out of 100. As she tells her story, she manages to convey something of the qualities she found to like in the Russians -- as well as the incredible ignorance and naivete and grossness that were equally characteristic. Here is the Russian occupation soldier -- rather than the ordinary Russian on his home ground.
Genre Erlebnisbericht.
Personal narratives
Geographic Area Soviet Union
Network Numbers (OCoLC)293445
WorldCat Search OCLC WorldCat
WorldCat Identities Orme, Alexandra.
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