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De-Stalinising Eastern Europe

The Rehabilitation of Stalin's Victims after 1953

De-Stalinising Eastern Europe by Kevin McDermott
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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.
Palgrave Macmillan; July 2015
277 pages; ISBN 9781137368928
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Title: De-Stalinising Eastern Europe
Author: Kevin McDermott; Matthew Stibbe
 
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9781137368928