Stalin's Terror of 1937-1938: Political Genocide in the USSR

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Mehring Books, 2009 - History - 513 pages
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This volume examines the bloodiest period of the Stalinist repression of political opposition in the Soviet Union, debunking the myth that the Great Purges were merely the product of Stalins paranoia and had no overriding political logic. Through a meticulous examination of original sources, including archival documents only made available for research in the 1990s, Professor Vadim Rogovin argues that the ferocity of the mass repression was directly proportional to the intensity of resistance to Stalin within the Communist Party of the Soviet Union (CPSU), particularly the opposition inspired by and associated with the exiled Bolshevik leader Leon Trotsky.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Mass Operations
7
On the Errors of Party Organizations
15
The Postyshev Aff air
21
Preparation for the Third Show Trial
27
The Episode with Krestinsky
39
Bukharin and Vyshinsky
43
The Conspiracy of 1918
49
The Party Apparatus
185
The Army
195
TheNKVD
205
The Komsomol
213
The NonParty Intelligentsia
219
The People
229
The Great Purge as Seen by Enemies of Soviet Power
237
The Great Purge as Seen by Russian Émigrés
241

The Mystery of Bukharin
55
Yagodas Orbit
61
Poisonings and Poisoners
67
What Was True at the Trial?
73
The Main Defendant
79
The Trials Domestic Political Goals
83
Foreign Policy Goals of the Moscow Trials
87
The General Prosecutor
93
The Sentence
99
International Response to the Trial
103
Trotsky on the Moscow Trials
111
The Historical Fate of the Moscow Trials
119
Stalin and His Intimate Circle
129
Molotov
134
Kaganovich
142
Voroshilov
149
Mikoyan
152
Andreev
154
Kalinin
156
Zhdanov
157
Khrushchev
158
Beria
161
Malenkov
163
Mekhlis
164
Shkiriatov
166
In the Bowels of the Politburo
169
Liquidation of the Central Committee
173
The Great Purge as Seen by Communists
247
Was Anyone Guilty?
265
Oppositionists in the Camps
275
The Tragedy at Vorkuta
281
Who Benefitted from the Great Purge?
287
The New Recruits of 1937
291
Who Was Punished and In What Way After Stalins Death?
297
Terror against Foreign Communists
303
NonReturners of 1937
321
NonReturners of 1938
333
The Verdict of the Dewey Commission
341
Bolshevism Stalinism Trotskyism
347
Hue and Cry over Kronstadt
357
Their Morals and Ours
365
The Old Man Would Find It Hard Without Sonny
381
The Death of Leon Sedov
391
Trotsky in Mexico
397
Murders Abroad
403
TheEndofthe Yezhov Period
413
The Falsification of History
421
Appendix I
429
Appendix II
441
Glossary
451
Endnotes
457
Index
493
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