The Silence Echoes: Memoirs of Trauma and Tears, Edited and translated by Sarah Dyck
Sarah Dyck’s selection and skillful translation of the memoirs of people who survived the Soviet inferno between 1915 to 1950 opens a rare window through which readers can begin to grasp the reality of life in the Soviet empire for those judged to be "enemies of the People."
These are the stories of humble heroes searching for answers to the age-old questions of Job: Why? They provide graphic, personal documentation of a land and a people in turmoil. To us in the West they may seem like tales from distant lands, but they expose to our view the catastrophe that was early Soviet life.