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Evgenia Semenovna Ginzburg

writer

Evgenia Ginzburg, USSR Writer.

Background

Ginzburg, Evgenia was born in 1906 in Moscow.

Education

Graduated in history from Kazan’ University.

Career

Mother of the writer Vasilii Aksenov. Professor of history at Kazan’ University. Journalist. After the arrest in 1937 of her husband, a senior party worker, she was arrested as the wife of an enemy of the people.

Spent 18 years in prisons, camps, and exile. Released and rehabilitated in 1955. Returned to Moscow. Her memoirs, Krutoi Marshrut, were published in 1967 by Mondadori, Milan (the second volume appeared in 1979).

Both were translated into several languages and received international attention.