Vasily Grossman

Vasily  Grossman

Vasily Semyonovich Grossman was born in Berdichev, Ukraine, on December 12, 1905, in a town with one of Europe's largest Jewish communities. In 1934, he released In the Town of Berdichev, a short tale that drew praise from writers as different as Maksim Gorky, Mikhail Bulgakov, and Isaak Babel, as well as Glyukauf, a novel about the Donbass miners' lives. Grossman worked as a correspondent for the army newspaper Red Star throughout World War II, covering practically all of the major engagements from the defense of Moscow until the fall of Berlin. One of the earliest pieces in any language concerning a Nazi execution camp, The Horror of Treblinka (late 1944), was translated and used as testimony in the Nuremberg trials. After the publication of his work For a Right Cause (formerly named Stalingrad) in 1952, he was savagely criticized.

A fresh wave of anti-Semitic purges was about to commence, and Grossman would very likely have been arrested if Stalin hadn't died in March Read More chevron_right

Most Popular books By Vasily Grossman
Series By Vasily Grossman
Ranking in Category