нова книга: Kevin McDermott, and Matthew Stibbe (Eds.) De-Stalinising Eastern Europe: The Rehabilitation of Stalin’s Victims after 1953

нова книга: Kevin McDermott, and Matthew Stibbe (Eds.) De-Stalinising Eastern Europe: The Rehabilitation of Stalin’s Victims after 1953

Kevin McDermott, and Matthew Stibbe (Eds.)
De-Stalinising Eastern Europe: The Rehabilitation of Stalin’s Victims after 1953. Palgrave Macmillan, 2015
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About the book

After Stalin’s death in 1953, his successors, most notably Nikita Khrushchev, initiated a series of reforms which had an enormous impact on the future direction not only of the Soviet Union, but of the communist states of Eastern Europe. Among other things, de-Stalinisation meant the release and repatriation of hundreds of thousands of prisoners from labour camps, penal settlements and jails across the region, many of them victims of the terror, purges and mass repression carried out during the Stalinist period. This volume focuses on the impact of the releases on Eastern European regimes and societies, and questions the extent to which the returnees were fully rehabilitated in the judicial, political, socio-economic or moral sense. The countries covered include the Soviet Union, Hungary, Poland, East Germany, Czechoslovakia, Romania and Bulgaria, as well as four individual Soviet Republics: Ukraine, Moldavia, Latvia and Belarus.

About the Editors

Kevin McDermott is Senior Lecturer in Political History at Sheffield Hallam University, UK and author of numerous works on Soviet, Comintern and Czechoslovak history, most recently Communist Czechoslovakia, 1945-89: A Political and Social History(2015).

Matthew Stibbe is Professor of Modern European History at Sheffield Hallam University, UK. He has published extensively on twentieth-century Germany and Austria, including works on civilian internment in wartime, gender and conflict, the legacy of the First World War for the Weimar Republic, and history writing during the Cold War period.

Contents

  1. De-Stalinising Eastern Europe: The Dilemmas of Rehabilitation; Matthew Stibbe and Kevin McDermott
  2. Rehabilitation in the Soviet Union, 1953-1964: A Policy Unachieved; Marc Elie
  3. De-Stalinisation in Hungary from a Gendered Perspective: The Case of Júlia Rajk; Andrea Pető
  4. The Release and Rehabilitation of Victims of Stalinist Terror in Poland; Piotr Kładoczny
  5. The Limits of Rehabilitation: The 1930s Stalinist Terror and its Legacy in post-1953 East Germany; Matthew Stibbe
  6. The Rehabilitation Process in Czechoslovakia: Party and Popular Responses; Kevin McDermott and Klára Pinerová
  7. Rehabilitation in Romania: The Case of Lucretiu Patrascanu; Calin Goina
  8. De-Stalinisation and Political Rehabilitations in Bulgaria; Jordan Baev
  9. The Rehabilitation of Stalin’s Victims in Ukraine, 1953-64: A Socio-Legal Perspective; Oleg Bazhan
  10. The Fate of Stalinist Victims in Moldavia after 1953: Amnesty, Pardon and the Long Road to Rehabilitation; Igor Caşu
  11. Latvian Deportees of the 1940s: Their Release and Rehabilitation; Irēna Saleniece
  12. The Amnesty and Rehabilitation of Victims of Stalinist Repression in Belarus; Iryna Ramanava
  13. Afterword: Stalinist Rehabilitation in a Pan-European Perspective; Miriam Dobson

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