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Remembered Today:

Russian Lawyer's Memoir of the war

John Gilinsky

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Gruzenberg, Oskar Osipovich 1866 – 1940

Yesterday: memoirs of a Russian-Jewish Lawyer.” (Translation of Vchera)

Los Angeles, California: University of California Press Ltd., 1981

ISBN 0 – 520 – 04264 – 6

See especially Chapters 14 and 15: The Delirium of War, Parts 1 and 2 respectively.

Only part of one of these chapters is digitized and available online here as:


This memoir is fascinating in providing an elite view of the social and legal problems caused by the war right from the start. I believe though I have not seen the entire work that the author was probably a military lawyer affiliated or even in the army. War crimes, atrocities, refugees, ethnic minorities, cossacks, social history are just some of the war related topics dealt with in a highly literate (undoubtedly polished or emigre) memoir. Highly recommended.



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Hello John

Thank you for posting this. His memoirs are fascinating and must try and get a copy of the book.


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