Execution by Hunger: The Hidden Holocaust

Execution by Hunger: The Hidden Holocaust

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by Miron Dolot
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0393304167

ISBN-13: 9780393304169

Pub. Date: 06/28/1987

Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.

Seven million people in the "breadbasket of Europe" were deliberately starved to death at Stalin's command. This story has been suppressed for half a century. Now, a survivor speaks.
In 1929, in an effort to destroy the well-to-do peasant farmers, Joseph Stalin ordered the collectivization of all Ukrainian farms. In the ensuing years, a brutal Soviet campaign of

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Seven million people in the "breadbasket of Europe" were deliberately starved to death at Stalin's command. This story has been suppressed for half a century. Now, a survivor speaks.
In 1929, in an effort to destroy the well-to-do peasant farmers, Joseph Stalin ordered the collectivization of all Ukrainian farms. In the ensuing years, a brutal Soviet campaign of confiscations, terrorizing, and murder spread throughout Ukrainian villages. What food remained after the seizures was insufficient to support the population. In the resulting famine as many as seven million Ukrainians starved to death.
This poignant eyewitness account of the Ukrainian famine by one of the survivors relates the young Miron Dolot's day-to-day confrontation with despair and death—his helplessness as friends and family were arrested and abused—and his gradual realization, as he matured, of the absolute control the Soviets had over his life and the lives of his people. But it is also the story of personal dignity in the face of horror and humiliation. And it is an indictment of a chapter in the Soviet past that is still not acknowledged by Russian leaders.

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ISBN-13:
9780393304169
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
06/28/1987
Pages:
231
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.40(h) x 0.70(d)

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Execution by Hunger: The Hidden Holocaust 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have read many memoirs of the holocaust. This book is among the best. Well written easy read and couldn't put it down. The author really reaches your heart, a real tear jerker.
Valeriy Moysaenko More than 1 year ago
The foreword presents the essential academlc overview of the horror described through a personal wellwritten narrative
Anonymous 7 months ago
Unbelievable. I could not put this down, and I wish this was required reading for every high school or college. I have read hundreds of books and this is the only one that has ever actually brought me tears.
Guest More than 1 year ago
this book is extremely well written. Having been to the Ukraine myself becoming attached to this story is very easy. contrary to what has been previously written a documenting of these events after the amount of time Miron Dolot had to wait is quite impressive.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I believe this book wasn't very good at all. It dragged a lot and left the reader. Even though the history was interesting this book wasn't and I dont believe it captured the events well either.