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Author Kuromiya, Hiroaki.

Title The voices of the dead : Stalin's great terror in the 1930s / Hiroaki Kuromiya.

Published New Haven : Yale University Press, [2007]


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  947.0842 KURO    AVAILABLE
Physical description viii, 295 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [268]-288) and index.
Contents I. Love with Foreign Diplomats: The Lives of Goroshko and Vasil'eva -- 2. Informers: The Story of Moshinskaia and Others -- 3. A Monarchist's Swan Song? -- 4. 'The NKVD is Satan': Priests and a Beggar -- 5. Ukrainian Peasants and Kulaks: Ubiquitous 'Enemies' -- 6. Ukrainian Bandurists: Singers of 'National Ballads' -- 7. Koreans and Chinese in Kiev: Improbable Spies -- 8. Foreign Connections: German, Latvian and Romanian Links -- 9. Consular Affairs: Fatal Visits -- 10. Across the Borders: Families Divided -- 11. Husbands and Wives: From Love to Death -- 12. POW: 'The Polish Military Organisation' -- 13. The Case of a Trotskii: What's in a Name?
Summary "Swept up in the maelstrom of Stalin's Great Terror of 1937-38, nearly one million people died. Most were ordinary citizens who left no records and, as a result, have been completely forgotten. This book is the first to attempt to retrieve their stories and reconstruct their lives, drawing upon recently declassified archives of the former Soviet Secret Police in Kiev. Hircaki Kuromiya uncovers the hushed voices of the condemned and chronicles the lives of dozens of individuals who shared the same dehumanising fate-falsely arrested, executed and dumped in mass graves." "Kuromiya investigates the truth behind the fabricated records, filling in at least some of the details of the lives and deaths of ballerinas, priests, beggars, teachers, peasants, workers, soldiers, pensioners, homemakers, fugitives, peddlers, ethnic Russians, Ukrainians, Poles, Germans, Koreans, Jews and others. In recounting the extraordinary stories gleaned from the secret files, Kuromiya not only commemorates the dead and forgotten but also sheds new light on Soviet society and provides original insights into the enigma of Stalinist terror."--BOOK JACKET.
Subject Political persecution -- Soviet Union.
State-sponsored terrorism -- Soviet Union -- History.
Victims of state-sponsored terrorism -- Soviet Union -- Case studies.
Soviet Union -- History -- 1925-1953.
ISBN 9780300123890 (alk. paper)
0300123892 (alk. paper)