Gulag Boss

A Soviet Memoir
Author(s): 
Mochulsky, Fyodor Vasilevich
Author(s): 
Kaple, Deborah
ISBN: 
9780199934867
Date published: 
December 2012
Paperback
Price: 
£12.99

This is the memoir of Fyodor Mochulsky, a man who spent several years in the administration of the Soviet Gulag, including six years supervising the construction of a railroad in the Arctic. It is the first memoir in English from an NKVD (KGB) employee, and recounts his experiences inside the Soviet system of terror and how he came to deal with the logistical and ethical challenges he faced. This book provides a unique perspective on the organization of evil and the thinking of all the apparently ordinary people who help run systems of terror.