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Orlando Figes

Orlando Figes is Professor of History at Birkbeck, University of London, and the author of seven books of Russian history translated into over 20 languages.
Traces of the Past
How do a historian and a literary critic recreate the pasts of people they have never met, with little more than papers and a few objects to go on? Orlando Figes and Nancy K. Miller shared the challenges of building a picture of ordinary lives, with their Jewish Book Week audience, in a discussion of his new collection of letters home from the Gulag and her American family chronicle. Just Send Me Word: A True Story of Love and Survival in the Gulag and What they Saved: Pieces of a Jewi...