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Donald Rayfield

Donald Rayfield is Emeritus Professor of Russian and Georgian at the University of London. In addition to his definitive biography of Chekhov (reissued in Faber Finds), his books include The Dream of Lhasa: The Life of Nikolay Przhevalsky (1839-88), Explorer of Central Asia and Stalin and His Hangmen. His 'superb new translation' (William Boyd - Guardian) of Gogol's Dead Souls was published in 2008.
Lithuania’s Hidden Holocaust
An alliance between a noted Nazi hunter and the descendant of perpetrators resulted in the remarkable Our People: Discovering Lithuania’s Hidden Holocaust. Simon Wiesenthal Centre director Efraim Zuroff has worked for years to bring war criminals to justice and to compel local authorities to reveal the truth. Lithuanian writer Rūta Vanagaitė was motivated by the discovery that relatives had played a role in the mass murder of Jews and that Lithua...