Quotes by Vasily Grossman

About Vasily Grossman:

Vasily Semyonovich Grossman was a Soviet Russian writer and journalist. Grossman trained as an engineer and worked in the Donets Basin, but changed career in the 1930s and published short stories and several novels. At the outbreak of the Second World War, he became a war correspondent for the Red Army newspaper Krasnaya Zvezda, writing firsthand accounts of the battles of Moscow, Stalingrad, Kursk and Berlin. Grossman's eyewitness accounts of conditions in a Nazi extermination camp, following the liberation of Treblinka, were among the earliest. Grossman also translated Armenian literature into Russian, despite the fact that (as he writes in 'Dobro Vam!',—the account of a sojourn in Armenia in the early 1960s, during which he worked at the translation of a book by a local writer called Martirosjan) he lacked the ability to read Armenian, and worked on an interlinear translation made for him by a third person.

Author Bio

  • NameVasily Grossman
  • DescriptionSoviet writer and journalist who originally trained as an engineer
  • BornDecember 12, 1905
  • DiedSeptember 14, 1964
  • CountrySoviet Union
  • ProfessionWar Correspondent; Journalist; Writer; Novelist
  • WorksLife And Fate
  • AwardsMedal "For The Victory Over Germany In The Great Patriotic War 1941–1945"; Order Of The Red Banner; Order Of The Red Star