I can’t find it, but there’s a gut-wrenching excerpt from a Red Army soldier’s memoir about them trying to speak different languages to the prisoners upon discovering the camp. They weren’t understanding the soldiers until one spoke Yiddish, and then the prisoners’ eyes lit up because they realized they were safe.
Update: watched it with my gf (who hasn’t read the book). We both liked it.
It skips over the Cultural Revolution opening pretty much entirely and goes right into Wang’s perspective, then ends a little after his first meeting with the military. Subs are solid (a lot of dialogue is directly lifted from the book!) but go a little fast. Looking forward to watching the rest of it.
Also here’s the PDF through sci-hub for anyone who doesn’t have a Jstor login
Firefox with either
I watch her stuff on IG more than YT but Lady Izdihar is awesome
It’s fascinating to see—in real time—the contradiction between imperialist interests (NATO pushing Ukraine into a proxy war) and finance capital interests (ensuring Western powers maintain financial hegemony) work itself out.
Do the powers that be care more about maintaining forever war, thus bankrolling the MIC indefinitely, or ensuring USD hegemony? This article, as well as the trend of BRICS strengthening, seem to imply the former is more important to the global capitalist class.