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

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Princeton University Press, 12 de maig 2002 - 396 pàgines
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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.

 

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LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS
xi
PREFACE TO THE EXPANDED EDITION
xiii
PREFACE
xv
INTRODUCTION
3
SEIZURE
15
Conquest
17
Elections
71
The Paradigm of Social Control
114
Prisons
144
Deportations
187
THE SPOILER STATE
225
A TANGLED WEB
241
ABBREVIATIONS
289
NOTES
291
BIBLIOGRAPHY
375
INDEX OF NAMES AND PLACES
383

CONFINEMENTS
123
Socialization
125

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Sobre l'autor (2002)

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).

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