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A True Account of Brainwashing and the Greater Power of the Gospel

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A True Account of Brainwashing and the Greater Power of the Gospel

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This unique prison journal integrates a fascinating scientific biopsy of brainwashing with astonishing spiritual implications. In 1951 the communist government of Czechoslovakia sent a young medical doctor to prison for refusing to repudiate his faith. There he experienced solitary confinement, brainwashing and torture for seven years. Since he was trained in psychology, Dr. Krcmery was able to recognize the strategies used against him. Ultimately, what saved him from total physical and mental collapse was the Gospel of John which he had memorized before imprisonment and then turned to again and again. In a supreme act of generosity Silvester Krcmery has opted to recall the horrors of that time in order to give us this singular account of the scientic and spiritual basis of brainwashing.

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Break Point: A True Account of Brainwashing and the Greater Power of the Gospel
December 1, 1998, Crossroad Publishing
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Table of Contents

Foreword: Eagles Fly High
Abbreviations
Book One THIS SAVED US: HOW TO SURVIVE BRAINWASHING
Preface
Introduction The Mysterious History of My Records - The Sources of My Writings - The Pain of Remembering - The Surprise of the First Show Trials
Part I Kidnapping or Arrest in the Military Zone - Solitary Confinement and Baptism by Fear - Performances by the Interrogators - Surgery
Part II The First Stage of Brainwashing - Sleep Deprivation, Walking, Standing Like Statues - The Interrogation Mill - Shock When the Strongest Break - How Long Can I Hang on?
Part III Transfers in a "Submarine" - The Infamous Ruzyn - Convoy to Bratislava - Baptism by Physical Coercion
Part IV The Beginning of My Legal Imprisonment - The Miracle of the Smuggled Bible - Brainwashing Continues, Kosice State Security Police - Hallucinations, the Three Degrees of Pain, Stalin's Death
Part V Back to the Familiar Ruzyn, Spiritual Weightlessness - Sophisticated Torturers, Final Refusal to Answer Questions - Stool Pigeons and Informers - State Security Leadership in Bratislava is Supposedly Wiped Out - The Principle of Contradiction
Part VI Departure From Ruzyn and the Second Move to Bratislava - The Superior Military Court and Prison in Trencin - The Main Trial on the Feast of John the Baptist - My Final Defense
Part VII My Spiritual Life in Prison - Spiritual Exercises in Solitary Confinement - Comprehensive Analysis and Personal Meditation - Themes and Ideas for Meditation
Part VIII The Gulag: The World of the Condemned - Giant Cells Without Privacy - "God's Mills" - Romanies
Part IX Cellmates in Solitary Confinement, Traumatology - Complaints About the Prosecution - Systematic Disinformation - Rules and Regulations for Detainees
Part X The Appeal Trial, the Supreme Military Court - The Prisoner is Handcuffed, the Public is Excluded - My Unique Family Support - Prison Uncertainty, Fear, and Constant Good-Byes
Selected Documents
Epilogue: Thoughts on the Book
Slovak Editorial Note
Bibliography
Notes
Book Two IN PRISONS AND LABOR CAMPS AFTER BRAINWASHING
Part I Mirov Prison
Part II Banska Bystrica Prison
Part III Bytiz Labor Camp
Part IV Jachymov District - Prokop Labor Camp near Horni Slavkov
Part V Jachymov District - The Central Camp
Part VI Jachymov District - Prokop Labor Camp (for the second time)

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Other Titles
This Saved Us: How To Avoid Brainwashing
Translation Of
to nas zachranilo
Translated From
Slovak

Contributors

Foreword
Michael Novak
Epilogue
Alojz Rakus
Editor
Gabriel Martinicky
Translator
Heather Trebaticka

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Format
Paperback
Number of pages
336

ID Numbers

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OL26875580M
ISBN 10
0824517709
ISBN 13
9780824517700
LCCN
98073289

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