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

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

by B. McLoughlin
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1403901198

ISBN-13: 9781403901194

Pub. Date: 12/11/2002

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK

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

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781403901194
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date:
12/11/2002
Edition description:
2003
Pages:
255
Product dimensions:
5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.03(d)

Table of Contents

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

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