Revolution from Abroad: The Soviet Conquest of Poland's Western Ukraine and Western Belorussia - Expanded Edition

Revolution from Abroad: The Soviet Conquest of Poland's Western Ukraine and Western Belorussia - Expanded Edition

by Jan Gross

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Jan Gross describes the terrors of the Soviet occupation of the lands that made up eastern Poland between the two world wars: the Western Ukraine and Western Belorussia. His lucid analysis of the revolution that came to Poland from abroad is based on hundreds of first-hand accounts of the hardship, suffering, and social chaos that accompanied the Sovietization of this poorest section of a poverty-stricken country. Woven into the author's exploration of events from the Soviet's German-supported aggression against Poland in September of 1939 to Germany's attack on the Soviet Union in June 1941, these testimonies not only illuminate his conclusions about the nature of totalitarianism but also make a powerful statement of their own. Those who endured the imposition of Soviet rule and mass deportations to forced resettlement, labor camps, and prisons of the Soviet Union are here allowed to speak for themselves, and they do so with grim effectiveness.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780691096032
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication date: 05/12/2002
Edition description: Expanded edition with a New preface by the author
Pages: 408
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

About the Author

Jan T. Gross is Professor of Politics and European Studies at New York University. He is the author of, among other books, Neighbors: The Destruction of the Jewish Community in Jedwabne, Poland, which was a finalist for the 2001 National Book Award, and a coeditor of The Politics of Retribution in Europe: World War II and Its Aftermath (both Princeton).

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations xi
Preface to the Expanded Edition xiii
Preface xv
Introduction 3
ONE: Conquest 17
TWO: Elections 71
THREE: The Paradigm of Social Control 114
FOUR: Socialization 125
FIVE: Prisons 144
SIX: Deportations 187
EPILOGUE: The Spoiler State 225
Abbreviations 289
Notes 291
Bibliography 375
Index of Names and Places 383
Subject Index 391

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