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Journey Into the Whirlwind Summary
Yevgenia Ginzburg

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Journey Into the Whirlwind Summary

Plot Summary

In the winter of 1937, Eugenia Semyonovna Ginzburg is a loyal and active Communist Party member, schoolteacher, and writer. She is a good mother and a loyal wife to Pavel, who is also a loyal Communist and Party worker. When a Communist Party official is assassinated, Stalin's regime seeks out the culprits, arresting anyone for the slightest offenses. Ginzburg's friend Elvov, a writer who has contributed an article to a history of the Communist Party, is targeted because Stalin says the article is full of Trotskyist ideas. Elvov is arrested, and Ginzburg is arrested for not denouncing Elvov. Ginzburg is taken to Black Lake, a lakeside resort town which also has a secret police building. There she is interrogated and accused of terrorism and her case is referred to military tribunal in Moscow.

The military tribunal finds her guilty and sentences her to ten years of imprisonment and five...

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