Victims of Soviet Terror: The Story of the Memorial Movement

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Praeger, Jan 1, 1993 - History - 155 pages

Memorial began as a group of dissidents who secretly met to exchange stories of Stalinist repression, make contacts, and collect whatever records they could obtain to establish historical truths about Soviet totalitarianism. In Victims of Soviet Terror, Nanci Adler records how Memorial grew from a suspect organization to a powerful human rights movement that collects and disseminates information about Stalinism's crimes and has established a monument to the millions persecuted by the K.G.B. across from the Lubyanka, the shrine of totalitarianism. Using Memorial's own documents, interviews with its founders and supporters, and Soviet and Western news accounts, Adler examines Memorial's functions as a historical society and political force, particularly its efforts to posthymously try Stalin and Stalinist leaders for crimes against the Soviet people.

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Memorial, an organization with chapters spanning the former Soviet republics, seeks to honor the victims of Stalinism, aid remaining survivors, and preserve the records of Stalinist suffering and ... Read full review


Inheritance and Legacy
Part H The Emergence and Evolution of Memorial

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NANCI D. ADLER a graduate of Columbia University and the University of Amsterdam (the Netherlands), is with the Geneva Initiative on Psychiatry and the Second World Center in Amsterdam. She is a contributor to numerous journals.

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