Aryeh Malkish spent seven years of his life in gulags, under the regime of terror that prevailed in the Soviet Union. His sole crime was that he refused to tow the line of the official ideology of bigotry and hatred that prevailed in Russia during the 70′s.
In a memoir filled with passion and pain, Aryeh describes the harsh conditions that existed in the prisons, and reveals the daily, brutal abuse that took place in the gulags. With the deftness of a fine artist, he draws portraits of those who populated the cells: criminal prisoners and political prisoners, his compatriots in suffering.
For forty years, Aryeh revealed only snippets of his past to those he loved. Now, the time of documenting his story, of telling the entire truth, has arrived, and Aryeh faithfully recounts his “seven years of famine, misery and pain.”e