This afternoon, I’d like to welcome back Marina Osipova who is sharing a great review of her book, Order No. 227: From Stalin with Love. I know you’re going to be intrigued by this one, and I hope you’ll share for and wide. Thanks!
How do I write a review?? It is only a tiny book. Well worth reading to gain knowledge and some understanding of Russian ways. It’s a time and place so different than where we live and our way of life. These men having no choice, no
freedoms. Yet the fought with all they had. This group who were in the penal program highly respected the officer over them, the author’s grandfather and they had integrity and were very brave and courageous! A sad story, a true story, yet it gives a feeling of pride to me, for these men and for Marina’s grandfather. He thought himself a coward but in reality he was a kind, caring man, a natural leader, who put others before himself. He was willing to go fight with these men, but wasn’t allowed to.
The sweet woman who shared her home is also remarkable for the times. She cared for the human being not the title and not the country they came from. They were boys who shouldn’t be fighting in her mind. She gave her life to protect and help others unafraid of the consequences she’d face. There is no greater love than laying your life down for another.
A painful, horrible time in history.
Truth being told is always a powerful thing.
Preserving humanness in the face of horror and mind destruction.
Buy Order No. 227: From Stalin with Love HERE
Author Marina Osipova
Marina Osipova was born in East Germany into a military family and grew up in Russia where she graduated from the Moscow State Institute of History and Archives. She also has a diploma as a German language translator from the Moscow State Institute of Foreign Languages. In Russia, she worked first in a scientific-technical institute as a translator then in a Government Ministry in the office of international relations, later for some Austrian firms. For seventeen years, she lived in the United States where she worked in a law firm. Eventually, she found her home in Austria. She is an award-winning author and a member of the Historical Novel Society.