Life and Death under Stalin

Life and Death under Stalin

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The first Western scholar to have access to the records of the Communist Party of the Kalinin province, Boterbloem supplements archival evidence with published accounts and interviews with those who survived the last years of Stalin's life, taking us into their lives. Covering a wide range of topics, such as industry, agriculture, party affairs, repression, and education, Life and Death under Stalin looks at the complicated relationship between the political elite of the Communist Party, its rank and file members, and the Russian population during what was perhaps the grimmest period in Soviet history. The result is a fascinating study of how the postwar Stalinist regime dealt with those in the Kalinin Province, from ordinary Communist Party members and Red Army veterans to collective farmers and labour camp inmates.Examples of the themes for essays of this kind are: a€œWhat is happiness?a€ a€œDoes one have to dream?a€ a€œMy most beloved heroa€ and a€œA memorable day in my life.a€ Pako, 147/4/r1z6, 1.11; testimony of V.P. Krylov in the survey. Kerblay, Du mir aux anbsp;...

Title:Life and Death under Stalin
Author:Kees Boterbloem
Publisher:McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP - 1999-01-01


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