Iron Curtain: The Crushing of Eastern Europe 1944-56

Neal Ascherson writes:

Anne Applebaum’s book begins with one group of women in the Polish city of Lodz and ends with another. The 45 years between the end of the Second World War and the emergence of a free, non-communist Poland separate them. But the younger women have decided to start again at the point where their elders left off – and to avoid their mistakes.

(LRB 20 December 2012)

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