Books: To Endure & Remember

JOURNEY INTO THE WHIRLWIND by Eugenia Semyonovna Ginzburg. 418 pages. Harcourt, Brace & World. $6.95.

In this century of horrors, the deadly concentration camps and prisons of Stalin in the '30s, relatively old-fashioned and bureaucratically cumbersome in their operation, were soon to be overshadowed by the smoothly functioning Nazi death camps and crematoriums of the '40s. But they were no less ruthless in quality for being more primitive and inefficient. Moreover, they existed on such a scale that ordinary Russians knew about them and stolidly accepted (or had to accept) the destruction...

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