Red Famine

Stalin's War on Ukraine

Applebaum, Anne

paperback/ gebrocheerd: € 16.95
ISBN: 9780141978284, 512 blz., January 2018, Engels
Formaat: 19.8 (h) x 12.9 (b) x 4.1 (d) cm. Gewicht: 393 gram.

Uitgever: Penguin UK

beschrijving

In 1932-33, nearly four million Ukrainians died of starvation, having been deliberately deprived of food. It is one of the most devastating episodes in the history of the twentieth century. With unprecedented authority and detail, Red Famine investigates how this happened, who was responsible, and what the consequences were. It is the fullest account yet published of these terrible events.

The book draws on a mass of archival material and first-hand testimony only available since the end of the Soviet Union, as well as the work of Ukrainian scholars all over the world. It includes accounts of the famine by those who survived it, describing what human beings can do when driven mad by hunger. It shows how the Soviet state ruthlessly used propaganda to turn neighbours against each other in order to expunge supposedly 'anti-revolutionary' elements. It also records the actions of extraordinary individuals who did all they could to relieve the suffering.

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