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Author Poli︠a︡n, P. M.

Title Against their will : the history and geography of forced migrations in the USSR / by Pavel Polian
Published Budapest ; New York : Central European University Press, 2004
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 425 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents Forced migrations: pre-history and classification -- Forced migrations before Hitler and Stalin: historical excursus -- Forced migrations and Second World War -- Classification of forced migrations -- Part I. Forced migrations within the USSR -- Forced migrations before the Second World War (1919-1939) -- First Soviet deportations and resettlements in 1919-1929 -- Dekulakization and kulak exile in 1930-1931 -- Kulak exile and famine repercussions in 1932-1934 -- Frontier zone cleansing and other forced migrations in 1934-1939 -- Forced migrations during and after the Second World War (1939-1953) -- Selective deportations from the annexed territories of Poland, Baltic Republics and Romania in 1939-1941 -- Total preventive deportation of Soviet Germans, Finns and Greeks in 1941-1942 -- Retributive total deportations of the peoples of the North Caucasus and Crimea in 1943-1944 -- Preventive forced deportations from the Transcaucasia, and other deportations during the last stage of the war in 1944-1945 -- Compensatory forced migrations in 1941-1946 -- Ethnic and other deportations after the Second World War, 1949-1953 -- Patterns of deported peoples settlement, and rehabilitation process -- Patterns of deported peoples settlement at the destinations -- Rehabilitation and internal repatriation of Kalmyks and peoples of the North Caucasus -- Rehabilitation of Germans -- Rehabilitation of the Crimean Tatars -- Rehabilitation of Meshketian Turks -- Repressed peoples and ethnic conflicts on the territory of the USSR in the 1990s -- Part II. International forced migrations -- Internment and deportation of German civilians from European countries to the USSR -- The victors labor balance and labor reparations -- Internment of Germans in Southeast Europe -- Internment of Germans on the territory of the Third Reich -- Some outcomes of the operation on internment of Germans -- Employment of labor of German civilians from European countries in the USSR, and their repatriation -- Destination geography and employment of labor of German internees in the USSR -- Beginning of repatriation of internees, and new labor reparations -- Further repatriation process and its completion -- In lieu of a conclusion: geo-demographic scale and repercussions of forced migrations in the USSR -- Afterword at the crossroads of geography and history (by Anatoly Vishnevsky)
Summary "During his reign, Joseph Stalin oversaw the forced resettlement of people by the millions - a maniacal passion that he used for social engineering. Six million people were resettled before Stalin's death. This volume is the first attempt to comprehensively examine the history of forced and semi-voluntary population movements within or organized by the Soviet Union. Contents range from the early 1920s to the rehabilitation of repressed nationalities in the 1990s, dealing with internal (kulaks, ethnic and political deportations) and international forced migrations (German internees and occupied territories)."--Jacket
Notes "First published in Russian as Ne po svoyey vole-- istoriya i geografiya prinuditelnykh migratsii v SSSR by OGI Memorial, in 2001."
Translated by Anna Yastrzhembska
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 377-398) and indexes
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Subject Migration, Internal -- Soviet Union -- History
Forced migration -- Soviet Union -- History
Political persecution -- Soviet Union -- History
Deportation -- Soviet Union -- History
World War, 1939-1945 -- Forced repatriation.
Refoulement -- Soviet Union -- History
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Emigration & Immigration.
HISTORY -- Europe -- Russia & the Former Soviet Union.
Forced migration.
Migration, Internal.
Political persecution.
Gedwongen migratie.
Geografische aspecten.
Soviet Union.
Genre/Form Electronic books
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0585491917
Other Titles Ne po svoeĭ vole. English
History and geography of forced migrations in the USSR