Ethnic Cleansing in the USSR, 1937-1949 (Contributions to by J. Otto Pohl

By J. Otto Pohl

Between 1937 and 1949, Joseph Stalin deported greater than million humans of thirteen nationalities from their homelands to distant components of the U.S.S.R. His regime perfected the crime of ethnic detoxification as an accessory to its safety coverage in the course of these many years. established upon fabric lately published from Soviet records, this examine describes the mass deportation of those minorities, their stipulations in exile, and their eventual unencumber. It contains a great amount of statistical information at the variety of humans deported; deaths and births in exile; and the function of the exiles in constructing the economic climate of distant parts of the Soviet Union.

The first wholesale deportation concerned the Soviet Koreans, relocated to Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan to avoid them from aiding eastern spies and saboteurs. The luck of this operation led the key police to undertake, as usual strategy, the deportation of entire ethnic teams suspected of disloyalty to the Soviet country. In 1941, the coverage affected Soviet Finns and Germans; in 1943, the Karachays and Kalmyks have been forcibly relocated; in 1944, the large deportation affected the Chechens, Ingush, Balkars, Crimean Tatars, Crimean Greeks, Meskhetian Turks, Kurds, and Khemshils; and at last, the Black Sea Greeks have been moved in 1949 and 1950.

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