|About the Book|
Leonid Nieburg, a latvian citizen born in Moscow, studied in Berlin when the second world war broke out. He and his mother were forced to travel to USSR to be exchanged for german prisoners. Having lived in Germany, they were both considered suspicious and as such, enemies of the state. This is the story of eighteen lost years in internment- and labour camps throughout Soviet. Aleksandr Solzjenitsyn is referenced a few times and Leonid believes he actually stayed at the camp depicted in the novel One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich(1962), only a few years earlier.