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Symbolism, Setting, and Objects from Journey Into the Whirlwind

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Object Descriptions

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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