This section provides a short description of all the major objects in the book. This can be printed out as a study guide for students, used as a "key" for leading a class discussion, or you can jump to the quiz/homework section to find worksheets that incorporate these descriptions into a variety of question formats.
Tartary - The region that is home to Eugenia Ginzburg and her family.
Black Lake - A lakeside resort town, which is the location of a Soviet secret police barracks.
Butyrki Prison - The nightmarish place to which Eugenia Ginzburg, Julia Karepova, and hundreds of other convicted women are sent.
Kolyma - A forced labor camp located in Siberia.
Elgen - A remote forced labor camp where Ginzburg is ultimately sent and nearly dies.
Moscow - The capital of Soviet Russia.
Fish Bone Needles - Prisoners use these to mend clothing...
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