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Author Naimark, Norman M.

Title Stalin's genocides / Norman M. Naimark.

Imprint Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, 2010.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe Special Collections Whitehead  947.0842 N143s 2010    ---  Lib Use Only
Description ix, 163 pages ; 23 cm.
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Series Human rights and crimes against humanity
Human rights and crimes against humanity.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents The genocide issue -- The making of a genocidaire -- Dekulakization -- The Holodomor -- Removing nations -- The Great Terror -- The crimes of Stalin and Hitler -- Conclusions.
Summary 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. This book is the chilling story of these crimes. It 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. -- Book Jacket.
Subject Genocide -- Soviet Union -- History.
Mass murder -- Soviet Union -- History.
Political purges -- Soviet Union -- History.
Political persecution -- Soviet Union -- History.
Stalin, Joseph, 1878-1953.
Soviet Union -- Politics and government -- 1917-1936.
Soviet Union -- Politics and government -- 1936-1953.
Human rights -- Soviet Union -- History.
International law -- Soviet Union -- History.
Soviet Union -- History -- 1925-1953.
Stalin, Joseph, 1878-1953 (OCoLC)fst00053304
Genocide. (OCoLC)fst00940208
Human rights. (OCoLC)fst00963285
International law. (OCoLC)fst00976984
Mass murder. (OCoLC)fst01011417
Political persecution. (OCoLC)fst01069448
Political purges. (OCoLC)fst01069672
Politics and government (OCoLC)fst01919741
Soviet Union. (OCoLC)fst01210281
Chronological Term 1917 - 1953
Genre/Form History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
ISBN 9780691147840 (hardcover ; alk. paper)
0691147841 (hardcover ; alk. paper)
9780691152387 (pbk.)
0691152381 (pbk.)

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