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Between the early 1930s and his death in 1953, Joseph Stalin had more than a million of his own citizens executed. Millions more fell victim to forced labor, deportation, famine, bloody massacres, and detention and interrogation by Stalin's henchmen. Stalin's Genocides is the chilling story of these crimes. The book puts forward the important argument that brutal mass killings under Stalin in the 1930s were indeed acts of genocide and that the Soviet dictator himself was behind them.

Norman Naimark, one of our most respected authorities on the Soviet era, challenges the widely held notion that Stalin's crimes do not constitute genocide, which the United Nations defines as the premeditated killing of a group of people because of their race, religion, or inherent national qualities. In this gripping book, Naimark explains how Stalin became a pitiless mass killer. He looks at the most consequential and harrowing episodes of Stalin's systematic destruction of his own populace--the liquidation and repression of the so-called kulaks, the Ukrainian famine, the purge of nationalities, and the Great Terror--and examines them in light of other genocides in history. In addition, Naimark compares Stalin's crimes with those of the most notorious genocidal killer of them all, Adolf Hitler.

Synopsis:

"Stalin's Genocides is a magisterial and admirably lucid analysis of the Stalinist terrors that is both totally accessible and finely nuanced in its scholarship--Naimark's superb work assigns the criminality to Stalin's own bizarre personality as well as the repressive Soviet system."--Simon Sebag Montefiore, author of Young Stalin and Stalin: The Court of the Red Tsar

"This book is simply outstanding. Naimark takes the most significant aspect of Stalin's rule--mass terror--and shows how it was applied under Stalin's direct inspiration and, often, his close supervision. It is proof of Naimark's mastery of the subject and superb writing skills that he can provide sharp, gripping sketches of such monumental issues in Soviet history."--Jan T. Gross, author of Neighbors: The Destruction of the Jewish Community in Jedwabne, Poland

Synopsis:

Between the early 1930s and his death in 1953, Joseph Stalin had more than a million of his own citizens executed. Millions more fell victim to forced labor, deportation, famine, bloody massacres, and detention and interrogation by Stalin's henchmen. Stalin's Genocides is the chilling story of these crimes. The book puts forward the important argument that brutal mass killings under Stalin in the 1930s were indeed acts of genocide and that the Soviet dictator himself was behind them.

Norman Naimark, one of our most respected authorities on the Soviet era, challenges the widely held notion that Stalin's crimes do not constitute genocide, which the United Nations defines as the premeditated killing of a group of people because of their race, religion, or inherent national qualities. In this gripping book, Naimark explains how Stalin became a pitiless mass killer. He looks at the most consequential and harrowing episodes of Stalin's systematic destruction of his own populace--the liquidation and repression of the so-called kulaks, the Ukrainian famine, the purge of nationalities, and the Great Terror--and examines them in light of other genocides in history. In addition, Naimark compares Stalin's crimes with those of the most notorious genocidal killer of them all, Adolf Hitler.

About the Author

Norman M. Naimark is the Robert and Florence McDonnell Professor of East European Studies at Stanford University. His books include "Fires of Hatred: Ethnic Cleansing in Twentieth-Century Europe" and "The Russians in Germany: A History of the Soviet Zone of Occupation, 1945-1949".

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vii

Introduction 1

Chapter 1: The Genocide Issue 15

Chapter 2: The Making of a Genocidaire 30

Chapter 3: Dekulakization 51

Chapter 4: The Holodomor 70

Chapter 5: Removing Nations 80

Chapter 6: The Great Terror 99

Chapter 7: The Crimes of Stalin and Hitler 121

Conclusions 131

Notes 139

Index 155

Product Details

ISBN:
9780691152387
Author:
Naimark, Norman M.
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Subject:
Russia (pre & post Soviet Union)
Subject:
European History
Subject:
World History/Comparative History
Subject:
Political Science and International Relations
Subject:
Russia-General Russian History
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20111231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
176
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.5 in

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Product details 176 pages Princeton University Press - English 9780691152387 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , "Stalin's Genocides is a magisterial and admirably lucid analysis of the Stalinist terrors that is both totally accessible and finely nuanced in its scholarship--Naimark's superb work assigns the criminality to Stalin's own bizarre personality as well as the repressive Soviet system."--Simon Sebag Montefiore, author of Young Stalin and Stalin: The Court of the Red Tsar

"This book is simply outstanding. Naimark takes the most significant aspect of Stalin's rule--mass terror--and shows how it was applied under Stalin's direct inspiration and, often, his close supervision. It is proof of Naimark's mastery of the subject and superb writing skills that he can provide sharp, gripping sketches of such monumental issues in Soviet history."--Jan T. Gross, author of Neighbors: The Destruction of the Jewish Community in Jedwabne, Poland

"Synopsis" by , Between the early 1930s and his death in 1953, Joseph Stalin had more than a million of his own citizens executed. Millions more fell victim to forced labor, deportation, famine, bloody massacres, and detention and interrogation by Stalin's henchmen. Stalin's Genocides is the chilling story of these crimes. The book puts forward the important argument that brutal mass killings under Stalin in the 1930s were indeed acts of genocide and that the Soviet dictator himself was behind them.

Norman Naimark, one of our most respected authorities on the Soviet era, challenges the widely held notion that Stalin's crimes do not constitute genocide, which the United Nations defines as the premeditated killing of a group of people because of their race, religion, or inherent national qualities. In this gripping book, Naimark explains how Stalin became a pitiless mass killer. He looks at the most consequential and harrowing episodes of Stalin's systematic destruction of his own populace--the liquidation and repression of the so-called kulaks, the Ukrainian famine, the purge of nationalities, and the Great Terror--and examines them in light of other genocides in history. In addition, Naimark compares Stalin's crimes with those of the most notorious genocidal killer of them all, Adolf Hitler.

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