from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Ehrenburg, Ilya Grigorievich 1891-1967. Russian writer whose novels include The Thaw (1954), which is set amid the repressive regime of Joseph Stalin.


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  • The Russian writer Ilya Ehrenburg wrote that in Anne Frank "one voice speaks for six million -- the voice not of a sage or a poet but of an ordinary little girl."

    Alice Hoffman: Voices Carry

  • The theatrical director Meyerhold told Ehrenburg, ‘They conceal it from Stalin.’


  • But although written in collaboration with the Soviet Union's other great war correspondent, Ilya Ehrenburg, The Black Book was suppressed after the war, both because Stalin preferred the nation to remember Hitler's victims as Soviet citizens, not as Jews, and because Grossman and Ehrenburg described examples of Ukrainian and other Soviet collaboration in the Holocaust, a subject which remained taboo until the 1990s.

    The Real Patriotic War

  • We are not better off today, safer today, or freer today than we were before this grey-green slug came to Washington I admit a soft spot for the anti-fascist vitriol of Ehrenburg, not that I mean anything but the best for that grey-green slug.

    Lets call it another Bush lie...

  • Will the Republicans and their shrill Ehrenburg propagandists report this?

    Bye-Bye Bounce for Bush

  • Patricia Blake, author of the book review, obtained this quotation from the late Max Hayward, who may have gotten it directly from Ehrenburg.

    Ilya Grigoryevich Ehrenburg (1891-1967)

  • Then Ehrenburg got up and he called us all kinds of horrible names and they were telling all these people that America was the danger, that Germany had been defeated but that

    Oral History Interview with Virginia Foster Durr, March 13, 14, 15, 1975. Interview G-0023-2. Southern Oral History Program Collection (#4007)

  • He also retails one of Mr. Werth's jokes Ehrenburg had a Scotch terrier which had suffered from the blast of an explosion in the early days of the war As a result the dog was mortally afraid of the victory salvoes in Moscow later on in the war; as soon as the radio gave the call signal he would set up a despairing howl.

    Russia in Wartime

  • A man like Ehrenburg has been able, in the last two years, to come out every three or four months with articles demanding that the restraints on the writer be removed, that the Party stop dictating to the writing man what he is to write.

    The Second Revolution in Russia

  • But then Ehrenburg took him under his wing and Yevtushenko, about two months ago, was allowed to go to England on a visit.

    The Second Revolution in Russia


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