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Author Müller, Anna

Title If the Walls Could Speak : Inside a Women's Prison in Communist Poland
Published Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2017
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Description 1 online resource (345 pages)
Contents ""Cover""; ""Half title""; ""If the Walls Could Speak""; ""Copyright""; ""Dedication""; ""Contents""; ""Acknowledgments""; ""Dramatis Personae""; ""Introduction""; "" 1. War and the Penitentiary System""; "" 2. On the Threshold: Arrest and Interrogation""; "" 3. Learning Oneâ#x80;#x99;s Cell, Learning Oneself""; "" 4. Prison Relationships: On Love, Trust, and Hostilities in a Prison Cell""; "" 5. Boredom and Emptiness, or the Flow of Life in Confinement""; ""Conclusion""; ""Epilogue""; ""Notes""; ""Bibliography""
Summary If the Walls Could Speak focuses on the lives of women in prison in postwar communist Poland and how they took on different roles and personalities to protect themselves and create a semblance of normality, despite abuses and prison confinement, and reveals how life in a Stalinist prison adds to our understanding of coercion and resistance under totalitarian regimes
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Anti-communist movements -- Poland -- History
Reformatories for women -- Poland -- History -- 20th century
Women political prisoners -- Poland -- History -- 20th century
Women -- Political activity -- Poland -- History -- 20th century
Anti-communist movements.
Politics and government.
Reformatories for women.
Women political prisoners.
Women -- Political activity.
Poland -- History -- 1945-1980
Poland -- Politics and government -- 1945-1980
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0190499877