"An illuminating contribution, bringing the experiences, memories
and psychological aftermath of survivors of Soviet occupation to
the world's awareness. Skultans' book demonstrates that oral
history alone cannot capture the horror of a life but a sensitive
anthropologist's array of tools can flesh it out.... makes the
interdependence between social upheaval and mental illness explicit
and yields broader applicationsnfor the analysis to victims of war
trauma in general."
-Violetta Kelertas, University of Illinois, Chicago
"The book's great strength and charm lie in a well-wrought balance between the personal and the scholarly...not only an engaging example of post-Soviet scholarship, but also a anthropological account of Latvian experience and in that, the book is an impressive sucess.."
-Canadian review of Comparative Literature