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The Resource Cannibal Island : death in a Siberian gulag, Nicholas Werth ; foreword by Jan T. Gross ; translated from the French by Steven Rendall

Cannibal Island : death in a Siberian gulag, Nicholas Werth ; foreword by Jan T. Gross ; translated from the French by Steven Rendall

Label
Cannibal Island : death in a Siberian gulag
Title
Cannibal Island
Title remainder
death in a Siberian gulag
Statement of responsibility
Nicholas Werth ; foreword by Jan T. Gross ; translated from the French by Steven Rendall
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Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
"During the spring of 1933, Stalin's police rounded up nearly one hundred thousand people as part of the Soviet regimes "cleansing" of Moscow and Leningrad and deported them to Siberia. Many of the victims were sent to labor camps, but ten thousand of them were dumped in a remote wasteland and left to fend for themselves. Cannibal Island reveals the shocking, grisly truth about their fate." "These people were abandoned on the island of Nazino without food or shelter. Left there to starve and to die, they eventually began to eat each other. Nicolas Werth, a French historian of the Soviet era, reconstructs their gruesome final days using rare archival material from deep inside the Stalinist vaults. Werth weaves this episode into a broader story about the Soviet frenzy in the 1930s to purge society of all those deemed to be unfit. For Stalin, these undesirables included criminals, opponents of forced collectivization, vagabonds, gypsies, even entire groups in Soviet society such as the "kulaks" and their families. Werth sets his story within the broader social and political context of the period, giving us for the first time a full picture of how Stalin's system of "special villages" worked, how hundreds of thousands of Soviet citizens were moved about the country in wholesale mass transportations, and how this savage bureaucratic machinery functioned on the local, regional, and state levels." "Cannibal Island challenges us to confront unpleasant facts not only about Stalin's punitive social controls and his failed Soviet utopia, but about every generation's capacity for brutality - including our own."--Jacket
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DLC
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1950-
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Werth, Nicolas
Dewey number
365/.450947
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated from the French
LC call number
DK771.O2
LC item number
W4713 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Human rights and crimes against humanity
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  • Ob River Region (Russia)
  • Forced migration
  • Political persecution
  • Concentration camps
  • Political prisoners
  • Concentration camps
  • Forced migration
  • Political persecution
  • Political prisoners
  • Russia (Federation)
  • Soviet Union
Label
Cannibal Island : death in a Siberian gulag, Nicholas Werth ; foreword by Jan T. Gross ; translated from the French by Steven Rendall
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword / by Jan T. Gross -- A "grandiose plan" -- Western Siberia, a Land of Deportation -- Negotiations and Preparations -- In the Tomsk Transit Camp -- Nazino -- Conclusion -- Epilogue, 1933-37
Control code
ocm76143508
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xx, 223 pages
Isbn
9780691130835
Lccn
2006051829
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o76143508
  • (OCoLC)76143508
Label
Cannibal Island : death in a Siberian gulag, Nicholas Werth ; foreword by Jan T. Gross ; translated from the French by Steven Rendall
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword / by Jan T. Gross -- A "grandiose plan" -- Western Siberia, a Land of Deportation -- Negotiations and Preparations -- In the Tomsk Transit Camp -- Nazino -- Conclusion -- Epilogue, 1933-37
Control code
ocm76143508
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xx, 223 pages
Isbn
9780691130835
Lccn
2006051829
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o76143508
  • (OCoLC)76143508

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