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Stalinist confessions : messianism and terror at the Leningrad Communist University

Publication Type:

Book

Authors:

Halfin,Igal

Source:

Series in Russian and East European studies, University of Pittsburgh Press, Pittsburgh, Pa., p.485 (2009)

Call Number:

Cubb LC178 .S65 H35 2009

URL:

http://searchworks.stanford.edu/view/8253515

Keywords:

1879-1953--Influence, College students--Political activity--Soviet Union--History, Higher education and state--Soviet Union--History, Joseph, LeningradskiÄ­ kommunisticheskiÄ­ universitet--History, Political messianism--Soviet Union--History, Political psychology--History--20th century, Political purges--Soviet Union--History, Soviet Union--Politics and government--1936-1953, Soviet Union. NarodnyÄ­ komissariat vnutrennikh del, Stalin, State-sponsored terrorism--Soviet Union--History

Abstract:

Contents: Introduction: The Revolution devours its children -- The winds of purge -- The NKVD and the extraction of confessions -- Pandemonium at Communist University -- Messianic times -- The final curtain -- Epilogue: The truth of sacrifice.