Stalin's Terror: High Politics and Mass Repression in the Soviet Union

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September 2004



The British, Irish, Russian, American, German and Austrian contributors examine the intricate nature of the mass repression unleashed by the Stalinist leader of the USSR during 1937-38. The first part of the collection deals with annihilation policies against the Soviet elite and the Communist International. The second section of the volume looks at mass operations of the secret police (NKVD) against social outcasts, Poles and other 'hostile' ethnic groups. The final section comprises micro-studies about targeted victim groups among the general population.


List of Tables Preface and Acknowledgements Notes on the Contributors List of Archives and Archival Terms Glossary of Terms and Abbreviations Rethinking Stalinist Terror; B.McLoughlin & K.McDermott PART
I: THE POLITICS OF REPRESSION Party and NKVD: Power Relationships in the Years of the Great Terror; O.Khlevniuk Ezhov's Scenario for the Great Terror and the Falsified Record of the Third Moscow Show Trial; W.Hedeler Dimitrov, the Comintern and Stalinist Repression; F.Firsov PART
II: THE POLICE AND MASS REPRESSION Social Disorder, Mass Repression and the NKVD During the 1930s; D.Shearer Mass Operations of the NKVD, 1937-38: A Survey; B.McLoughlin The 'Polish' Operation of the NKVD, 1937-38; N.Petrov & A.Roginskii PART
III: VICTIM STUDIES Foreign Communists and the Mechanisms of Soviet Cadre Formation in the USSE; B.Unfried Stalinist Terror in the Moscow District of Kuntsevo, 1937-38; A.Vatlin & N.Musienko The Fictitious 'Hitler-Jugend' Conspiracy of the Moscow NKVD; H.Schafranek & N.Musienko Terror Against Foreign Workers in the Moscow Elektrozavod Plant, 1937-38; S.Zhuravlev Select Bibliography Index


FRIDRIKH FIRSOV Researcher, History of the Comintern
WLADISLAW HEDELER Researcher, History of the Karaganda Gulag Complex
OLEG KHLEVNIUK Department of Public Administration, Moscow State University, Russia
NATALIA MUSIENKO Lecturer, German Language
NIKITA PETROV Vice-Chairman, Board of Memorial, the most prominent Russian organization dedicated to uncovering the crimes of Soviet Communism
ARSENII ROGINSKII Chairman, Board of Memorial
HANS SCHAFRANEK Freelance Historian, Vienna
DAVID SHEARER Associate Professor of History, University of Delaware, USA
BERTHOLD UNFRIED Lecturer, Cultural Studies, Vienna University
ALEKSANDR VATLIN Senior Lecturer, Department of Modern History, Moscow's Lomonosov University, Russia
SERGEI ZHURAVLEV Senior Researcher, Institute of Russian History, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia


'A fascinating and wide-ranging collection of essays on the Great Terror. It illustrates well the new archive-based research being undertaken. It significantly extends our knowledge and will be a boon to students and scholars.' - Professor E.A. Rees, EUI, Florence 'Perhaps the greatest untold story of Soviet history...the book is likely to change the way we think about the Great Terror and Stalin's Dictatorship.' - James Harris, Leeds University 'These excellent contributions not only increase our understanding of the events as a whole; they also provide new details that will surprise even some specialists...[Stalin's Terror] provides fresh perspectives and important new factual evidence on one of the most barbaric episodes of the twentieth century, and will benefit anyone interested in modern Russian or European history.' - J. Arch Getty, University of California 'This is an extremely interesting and informative, but at the same time chilling collection of essays detailing the different stages and types of repression in the Soviet Union during the 1930s...The material presented in this collection, which provides fascinating glimpses into the psychology of interrogation and the tragic fate of individuals alongside meticulous analysis of the facts and figures of repression is both comprehensive and ground-breaking in the new perspective it provides on this catastrophic period of Soviet history.' - Elizabeth Warner, Emerita Professor of Russian, University of Durham, Mortality
EAN: 9781403939036
ISBN: 1403939039
Untertitel: High Politics and Mass Repression in the Soviet Union. Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: September 2004
Seitenanzahl: 256 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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