Summary Book Review War, the Holocaust and Stalinism by Redlich:
Download or read book War, the Holocaust and Stalinism written by Redlich and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2013-12-19 with total page 548 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: First Published in 1995. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Summary Book Review Stalin's Soviet Justice by David M. Crowe:
Download or read book Stalin's Soviet Justice written by David M. Crowe and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2019-06-13 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: From the 'show' trials of the 1920s and 1930s to the London Conference, this book examines the Soviet role in the Nuremberg IMT trial through the prism of the ideas and practices of earlier Soviet legal history, detailing the evolution of Stalin's ideas about the trail of Nazi war criminals. Stalin believed that an international trial for Nazi war criminals was the best way to show the world the sacrifices his country had made to defeat Hitler, and he, together with his legal mouthpiece Andrei Vyshinsky, maintained tight control over Soviet representatives during talks leading up to the creation of the Nuremberg IMT trial in 1945, and the trial itself. But Soviet prosecutors at Nuremberg were unable to deal comfortably with the complexities of an open, western-style legal proceeding, which undercut their effectiveness throughout the trial. However, they were able to present a significant body of evidence that underscored the brutal nature of Hitler's racial war in Russia from 1941-45, a theme which became central to Stalin's efforts to redefine international criminal law after the war. Stalin's Soviet Justice provides a nuanced analysis of the Soviet justice system at a crucial turning point in European history and it will be vital reading for scholars and advanced students of the legal history of the Soviet Union, the history of war crimes and the aftermath of the Second World War.
Summary Book Review Stalin's War Against the Jews by Louis Rapoport:
Download or read book Stalin's War Against the Jews written by Louis Rapoport and published by First Glance Books. This book was released on 1990 with total page 360 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Shows how Stalin attempted to use a contrived incident as an excuse to remove Jews from elite positions and stir up anti-Semitic hysteria
Summary Book Review Hitler and Stalin by Laurence Rees:
Download or read book Hitler and Stalin written by Laurence Rees and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2021-02-02 with total page 560 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: An award-winning historian plumbs the depths of Hitler and Stalin's vicious regimes, and shows the extent to which they brutalized the world around them. Two 20th century tyrants stand apart from all the rest in terms of their ruthlessness and the degree to which they changed the world around them. Briefly allies during World War II, Adolph Hitler and Josef Stalin then tried to exterminate each other in sweeping campaigns unlike anything the modern world had ever seen, affecting soldiers and civilians alike. Millions of miles of Eastern Europe were ruined in their fight to the death, millions of lives sacrificed. Laurence Rees has met more people who had direct experience of working for Hitler and Stalin than any other historian. Using their evidence he has pieced together a compelling comparative portrait of evil, in which idealism is polluted by bloody pragmatism, and human suffering is used casually as a political tool. It's a jaw-dropping description of two regimes stripped of moral anchors and doomed to destroy each other, and those caught up in the vicious magnetism of their leadership.
Summary Book Review War, Holocaust and Stalinism by Shimon Redlich:
Download or read book War, Holocaust and Stalinism written by Shimon Redlich and published by . This book was released on 1995 with total page 504 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Summary Book Review Stalin's Wars by Geoffrey Roberts:
Download or read book Stalin's Wars written by Geoffrey Roberts and published by Yale University Press. This book was released on 2006-01-01 with total page 468 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This breakthrough book provides a detailed reconstruction of Stalin’s leadership from the outbreak of the Second World War in 1939 to his death in 1953. Making use of a wealth of new material from Russian archives, Geoffrey Roberts challenges a long list of standard perceptions of Stalin: his qualities as a leader; his relationships with his own generals and with other great world leaders; his foreign policy; and his role in instigating the Cold War. While frankly exploring the full extent of Stalin’s brutalities and their impact on the Soviet people, Roberts also uncovers evidence leading to the stunning conclusion that Stalin was both the greatest military leader of the twentieth century and a remarkable politician who sought to avoid the Cold War and establish a long-term detente with the capitalist world. By means of an integrated military, political, and diplomatic narrative, the author draws a sustained and compelling personal portrait of the Soviet leader. The resulting picture is fascinating and contradictory, and it will inevitably change the way we understand Stalin and his place in history. Roberts depicts a despot who helped save the world for democracy, a personal charmer who disciplined mercilessly, a utopian ideologue who could be a practical realist, and a warlord who undertook the role of architect of post-war peace.
Summary Book Review Stalin's Defectors by Mark Edele:
Download or read book Stalin's Defectors written by Mark Edele and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2017-06-16 with total page 240 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Stalin's Defectors is the first systematic study of the phenomenon of frontline surrender to the Germans in the Soviet Union's 'Great Patriotic War' against the Nazis in 1941-1945. No other Allied army in the Second World War had such a large share of defectors among its prisoners of war. Based on a broad range of sources, this volume investigates the extent, the context, the scenarios, the reasons, the aftermath, and the historiography of frontline defection. It shows that the most widespread sentiments animating attempts to cross the frontline was a wish to survive this war. Disgruntlement with Stalin's 'socialism' was also prevalent among those who chose to give up and hand themselves over to the enemy. While politics thus played a prominent role in pushing people to commit treason, few desired to fight on the side of the enemy. Hence, while the phenomenon of frontline defection tells us much about the lack of popularity of Stalin's regime, it does not prove that the majority of the population was ready for resistance, let alone collaboration. Both sides of a long-standing debate between those who equate all Soviet captives with defectors, and those who attempt to downplay the phenomenon, then, over-stress their argument. Instead, more recent research on the moods of both the occupied and the unoccupied Soviet population shows that the majority understood its own interest in opposition to both Hitler's and Stalin's regime. The findings of Mark Edele in this study support such an interpretation.
Summary Book Review Stalin's Secret War by Nikolai Tolstoy:
Download or read book Stalin's Secret War written by Nikolai Tolstoy and published by New York, N.Y. : Holt, Rinehart, and Winston. This book was released on 1982 with total page 463 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Summary Book Review Ester and Ruzya by Masha Gessen:
Download or read book Ester and Ruzya written by Masha Gessen and published by . This book was released on 2004 with total page 371 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The author provides a moving dual portrait of her two Jewish grandmothers, best friends--the rebellious Ester, who risked her life for the sake of her principles, and Ruzya, a censor under the Stalinist regime--who survived both the anti-Semitic cataclysm of the Holocaust and the terror of Stalinism. 30,000 first printing.
Summary Book Review The Memory of the Second World War in Soviet and Post-Soviet Russia by David L. Hoffmann:
Download or read book The Memory of the Second World War in Soviet and Post-Soviet Russia written by David L. Hoffmann and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2021-08-27 with total page 386 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This volume showcases important new research on World War II memory, both in the Soviet Union and in Russia today. Through an examination of war remembrance in its various forms—official histories, school textbooks, museums, monuments, literature, films, and Victory Day parades—chapters illustrate how the heroic narrative of the war was established in Soviet times and how it continues to shape war memorialization under Putin. This war narrative resonates with the Russian population due to decades of Soviet commemoration, which continued virtually uninterrupted into the post-Soviet period. Major themes of the volume include the use of World War II memory for political legitimation and patriotic mobilization; the striking continuities between Soviet and post-Soviet commemorative practices; the place of Holocaust memorialization in contemporary Russia; Putin’s invocation of the war to bolster national pride and international prestige; and the relationship between individual memory and collective remembrance. Authored by an international group of distinguished specialists, this collection is ideal for scholars of Russia across a range of disciplines, including history, political science, sociology, and cultural studies.
Summary Book Review Through Soviet Jewish Eyes by David Shneer:
Download or read book Through Soviet Jewish Eyes written by David Shneer and published by Rutgers University Press. This book was released on 2011 with total page 283 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Most view the relationship of Jews to the Soviet Union through the lens of repression and silence. Focusing on an elite group of two dozen Soviet-Jewish photographers, including Arkady Shaykhet, Alexander Grinberg, Mark Markov-Grinberg, Evgenii Khaldei, Dmitrii Baltermants, and Max Alpert, Through Soviet Jewish Eyes presents a different picture. These artists participated in a social project they believed in and with which they were emotionally and intellectually invested-they were charged by the Stalinist state to tell the visual story of the unprecedented horror we now call the Holocaust. These wartime photographers were the first liberators to bear witness with cameras to Nazi atrocities, three years before Americans arrived at Buchenwald and Dachau. In this passionate work, David Shneer tells their stories and highlights their work through their very own images-he has amassed never-before-published photographs from families, collectors, and private archives. Through Soviet Jewish Eyes helps us understand why so many Jews flocked to Soviet photography; what their lives and work looked like during the rise of Stalinism, during and then after the war; and why Jews were the ones charged with documenting the Soviet experiment and then its near destruction at the hands of the Nazis.
Download or read book Bloodlands written by Timothy Snyder and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2012-10-02 with total page 683 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: From the author of the international bestseller On Tyranny, the definitive history of Hitler’s and Stalin’s politics of mass killing, explaining why Ukraine has been at the center of Western history for the last century. Americans call the Second World War “the Good War.” But before it even began, America’s ally Stalin had killed millions of his own citizens—and kept killing them during and after the war. Before Hitler was defeated, he had murdered six million Jews and nearly as many other Europeans. At war’s end, German and Soviet killing sites fell behind the Iron Curtain, leaving the history of mass killing in darkness. Assiduously researched, deeply humane, and utterly definitive, Bloodlands is a new kind of European history, presenting the mass murders committed by the Nazi and Stalinist regimes as two aspects of a single story. With a new afterword addressing the relevance of these events to the contemporary decline of democracy, Bloodlands is required reading for anyone seeking to understand the central tragedy of modern history and its meaning today.
Summary Book Review Motherland in Danger by Karel C. Berkhoff:
Download or read book Motherland in Danger written by Karel C. Berkhoff and published by Harvard University Press. This book was released on 2012-04-13 with total page 416 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Main description: Much of the story about the Soviet Union's victory over Nazi Germany has yet to be told. In Motherland in Danger, Karel Berkhoff addresses one of the most neglected questions facing historians of the Second World War: how did the Soviet leadership sell the campaign against the Germans to the people on the home front? For Stalin, the obstacles were manifold. Repelling the German invasion would require a mobilization so large that it would test the limits of the Soviet state. Could the USSR marshal the manpower necessary to face the threat? How could the authorities overcome inadequate infrastructure and supplies? Might Stalin's regime fail to survive a sustained conflict with the Germans? Motherland in Danger takes us inside the Stalinist state to witness, from up close, its propaganda machine. Using sources in many languages, including memoirs and documents of the Soviet censor, Berkhoff explores how the Soviet media reflected-and distorted-every aspect of the war, from the successes and blunders on the front lines to the institution of forced labor on farm fields and factory floors. He also details the media's handling of Nazi atrocities and the Holocaust, as well as its stinting treatment of the Allies, particularly the United States, the UK, and Poland. Berkhoff demonstrates not only that propaganda was critical to the Soviet war effort but also that it has colored perceptions of the war to the present day, both inside and outside of Russia.
Summary Book Review Stalin's Commandos by Alexander Gogun:
Download or read book Stalin's Commandos written by Alexander Gogun and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2015-11-12 with total page 350 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: At the height of World War II, a large number of Soviet partisans fought on the Eastern Front against the Axis occupation. In this book, Alexander Gogun looks at the forces operating in Ukraine. The Nazi atrocities were often matched by partisan brutality. The author examines the indiscriminate use of scorched-earth tactics by the partisans, the destruction of their own villages, partisan-generated Nazi reprisals against civilians, and the daily incidents of robbery, drunkenness, rape and bloody internal conflicts that were reported to be widespread amongst the red partisans. Gogun also analyses allegations of the use of bacteriological weapons and even instances of cannibalism. He shows that all these practices were not a product of the culture of warfare nor a spontaneous 'people's response' to the unremitting brutality of Nazi rule but a specific feature of Stalin's total war strategy.
Summary Book Review Stalin and Stalinism by Martin McCauley:
Download or read book Stalin and Stalinism written by Martin McCauley and published by Longman Publishing Group. This book was released on 1983 with total page 128 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Who was Stalin and what did he achieve? Why did he come to power and how did he use that power? The third edition of this best-selling Seminar Study answers these questions and provides the latest research, interpretations and historiographical debates about one of the most fascinating figures of the twentieth century. One of the most successful and lethal dictators of the twentieth century, Stalin transformed the Soviet Union into a modern industrial state. While he demonstrated Russia's huge potential if harnessed correctly, Stalin's brand of coercive socialism sent millions to their deaths in the process. The debate about Stalin's role in creating the Soviet superpower still rages. Was the violence justified? To what extent was Stalin the master of events? Now thoroughly updated to incorporate the most recent research, and including a completely new chapter on Stalin's personality and power, the new edition provides the essential introduction to the Stalin phenomenon.
Summary Book Review Thank You, Comrade Stalin! by Jeffrey Brooks:
Download or read book Thank You, Comrade Stalin! written by Jeffrey Brooks and published by Princeton University Press. This book was released on 2000 with total page 319 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Drawing from research into the most influential Russian newspapers, this book explores the nature, origins, and effects of the idealization of the state, Communist Party, and leader in the Soviet Union between the Revolution and the Cold War.