Inventing the Enemy: Denunciation and Terror in Stalin's Russia

Inventing the Enemy Denunciation and Terror in Stalin s Russia Goldman uses cases studies of five factories in Soviet Russia during the time of terror about to to demonstrate how quickly fear and coersion made enemies out of everyone Not only was the pa

  • Title: Inventing the Enemy: Denunciation and Terror in Stalin's Russia
  • Author: Wendy Z. Goldman
  • ISBN: 9780521191968
  • Page: 474
  • Format: Paperback
  • Goldman uses cases studies of five factories in Soviet Russia during the time of terror about 1936 to 1937 to demonstrate how quickly fear and coersion made enemies out of everyone Not only was the party seeking out to arrest, deport, execute, certain classes of people foreigners, engineers, intellectuals, Jews, officers, members of splinter parties but it encouraGoldman uses cases studies of five factories in Soviet Russia during the time of terror about 1936 to 1937 to demonstrate how quickly fear and coersion made enemies out of everyone Not only was the party seeking out to arrest, deport, execute, certain classes of people foreigners, engineers, intellectuals, Jews, officers, members of splinter parties but it encouraged people to turn in suspected enemies anyone who knew some one who had been singled out by the party anyone who was related to anyone who had been singled out by the party People turned in people because they were afraid that they would be accused of not turning in people They turned in people who for whom they held grudges When the party ranks and factories were decimated, the party realized people had gone to far, and so they singled out those who had ratted on the people who had already been arrested That then pretty much took care of anyone else Stories were fabricated and became true Everyone had to follow one ideology or be suspect Professing too loudly was almost as bad as not professing at all There was no winning Families were separate, torn apart through prison and denunciations Communists from countries like Poland and Lithuania, came to Russia to join the party and be part of the revolution, only to be arrested as foreign spies Russia may still be recovering from this period of terror.

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    1 thought on “Inventing the Enemy: Denunciation and Terror in Stalin's Russia”

    1. Very good. Direct sentences and quite readable given the granularity of the content. Sticks close to the sources. Stalin is mentioned only a few times in this book as it is a microhistory of five Moscow factories in 1937-38. Most of this is the intricacies of relationships, accusations, and defenses during the purges in the aforementioned setting, with the main characters generally party members in higher positions in the factories. Can be uninteresting for those looking for gory, action-packed [...]

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