Cover Osteuropa 8-9/2007

In Osteuropa 8-9/2007

Shukrullo’s Memoirs
An Uzbek Life in the 20th Century

Jörn Happel

Deutsche Fassung


In his memoirs, the Uzbek poet Shukrullo Yusupov addresses the upheavals that the Soviet regime unleashed in Central Asia, upheavals that have consequences to this day: the collectivisation of agriculture, the break with tradition by changing the alphabet twice, the deportations, imprisonment and camps. His memoirs provide insight into how individuals deal with such upheavals and make it possible to reconstruct historical events.

(Osteuropa 8-9/2007, pp. 605–616)