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Osokin, Vasilii
"Pushinka" i dr. rasskazy [and other short stories]. Russkaia malen'kaia narodnaia biblioteka, no. 4 [Russian small popular library; series title]
[Plauen]: Izdatel'stvo Inostrannoi Literatury (Fremdsprachen-Verlag G.m.b.H.), [1944]. 12mo (14 × 10 cm). Original staple-stitched printed wrappers; 64 pp. Rather worn; front and rear wrapper detached and separated; overall wear and creasing to text. First and only edition of this book of short stories by Vasilii Osokin, a lieutenant of the Russian Liberation Army (ROA) and the personal secretary of General A. Vlasov, about whom little is known. He appears to be the author of an early biography of Vlasov, first published in 1944 at the ROA Propaganda school in Dabendorf, near Berlin: "Andrei Andreevich Vlasov: kratkaia biografiia s prilozheniem Prazhskogo manifesta" (a short biography, supplemented with the text of the Prague Manifesto). The present book contains four short stories attributed to Osokin, all written in an entertaining manner, but set against the backdrop of a critical depiction of Soviet society, with its atmosphere of unfreedom and danger. The rear wrapper contains adverts for three newspapers and journals published by the Fremdsprachen-Verlag, including "Trud" and "Pahnia", aimed respectively at Russian workers in German factories and farms, as well as the illustrated propaganda journal "Na Dosuge" (Spare time). Like the book series, these periodicals were intended for the large community of Russian-speaking foreigners in the region, which included both voluntary collaborators and forced laborers from the East (Ostarbeiter), as well as for active members of the Russian Liberation Army forces and, presumably, prisoners of war.The publisher was founde … [Click Below for Full Description]
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