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Stalinist confessions

Igal Halfin

Stalinist confessions

messianism and terror at the Leningrad Communist University

by Igal Halfin

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Published by University of Pittsburgh Press in Pittsburgh, Pa .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Stalin, Joseph, -- 1879-1953 -- Influence,
  • Leningradskiĭ kommunisticheskiĭ universitet -- History,
  • Soviet Union. -- Narodnyĭ komissariat vnutrennikh del,
  • Higher education and state -- Soviet Union -- History,
  • College students -- Soviet Union -- Political activity -- History,
  • Messianism, Political -- Soviet Union -- History,
  • State-sponsored terrorism -- Soviet Union -- History,
  • Political purges -- Soviet Union -- History,
  • Political psychology -- History -- 20th century,
  • Soviet Union -- Politics and government -- 1936-1953

  • Edition Notes

    Includes index.

    StatementIgal Halfin.
    SeriesPitt series in Russian and East European studies
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsLC178.S65 H35 2009
    The Physical Object
    Paginationp. cm.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL23180472M
    ISBN 100822943670, 0822960168
    ISBN 109780822943679, 9780822960164
    LC Control Number2009009147

    The Great Purge was denounced by Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev following Stalin's death. In his secret speech to the 20th CPSU congress in February (which was made public a month later), Khrushchev referred to the purges as an "abuse of power" by Stalin Attack type: Summary executions, Massacres, . In Stalinist Confessions, Igal Halfin sets an ambitious agenda: he seeks to reshape how scholars understand the purges and accompanying arrests and terror of high Stalinism. Halfin, a lecturer at Tel Aviv University who has already written extensively about opposition, identity and terror, approaches the broad topic through a close examination of the Leningrad Communist University.5/5.

    History re-written and retouched. The photo to the left was taken in May, , during a speech by Lenin at the Sverdlov Square. Kamenev and Trotsky are standing on the steps to the platform. The photo to the right was published during the Stalin era. There is no doubt that torture was used to force confessions. Neighbours. Friends. Even your closest loved ones. In Stalin's Russia, everyone was an informer. And as a chilling new book reveals, one word from a resentful child was enough to send you to the.

    The Doctors' plot (Russian: дело врачей, lit. 'doctors' case', also known as the case of saboteur-doctors (врачи-вредители) or killer-doctors (врачи-убийцы) was an antisemitic campaign in the Soviet Union organized by Joseph –, a group of predominantly Jewish doctors from Moscow were accused of a conspiracy to assassinate Soviet leaders. The book focuses on Leningrad Communist University as a microcosm of Soviet society. Here, students proved their loyalty to the new socialism by uncovering opposition within the University. Through their meetings and self-reports, students sought to become Stalin's New Man.


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