De-Stalinising Eastern Europe

The Rehabilitation of Stalin's Victims after 1953

Editors: McDermott, Kevin, Stibbe, Matthew (Eds.)

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This unique volume examines how and to what extent former victims of Stalinist terror from across the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe were received, reintegrated and rehabilitated following the mass releases from prisons and labour camps which came in the wake of Stalin's death in 1953 and Khrushchev's reforms in the subsequent decade.

About the authors

Marc Elie, Centre d'études des mondes russe, caucasien, et centre-européen, France Andrea Pet?, Central European University, Hungary Piotr K?adoczny, University of Warsaw, Poland Klára Pinerová, Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic Calin Goina, Babes-Bolyai University, Romania Jordan Baev, Rakovski National Defense College, Bulgaria Oleg Bazhan, National University of 'Kyiv-Mohyla Academy', Ukraine Igor Ca?u, State University of Moldova, Moldova Ir?na Saleniece, Daugavpils University, Latvia Iryna Ramanava, European Humanities University, Lithuania Miriam Dobson, University of Sheffield, UK

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“Essays work together to provide a picture of the rehabilitation of Stalin’s victims in selected Soviet republics and states in the Soviet sphere of influence. They provide details for the overarching themes of what rehabilitation truly meant for the victims and how these victims sometimes acted on their own behalf. All the essays are captivating and backed by numerous references. Therefore, this collected work is highly recommended.” (Christina Baxter, Europe-Asia Studies, Vol. 65 (7), October, 2017)


"Scholars have written extensively about Stalinism, yet far less of what happened to the victimized people after the dictator's death. In this state of the art and sensitive collection of essays, leading specialists offer sobering glimpses of the so-called post-Stalin thaw. These studies are a sequel to those in the editors' Stalinist Terror in Eastern Europe. Both volumes should make perfect textbooks for graduate and undergraduate studies, though they deserve to reach an audience well beyond academia." - Robert Gellately, Earl Ray Beck Professor of History, Florida State University, USA

"This excellent book is essential reading for anyone who wishes to understand the often complex process of restoring justice after Stalin's death. An international research team provides a pioneering comparative study of the vicissitudes of the rehabilitation process which reaches completion only after the fall of communism in 1989-91." - Anthony Kemp-Welch, Reader Emeritus in History, University of East Anglia, UK

Table of contents (13 chapters)

Table of contents (13 chapters)
  • De-Stalinising Eastern Europe: The Dilemmas of Rehabilitation

    Pages 1-24

    Stibbe, Matthew (et al.)

  • Rehabilitation in the Soviet Union, 1953–1964: A Policy Unachieved

    Pages 25-45

    Elie, Marc

  • De-Stalinisation in Hungary from a Gendered Perspective: The Case of Júlia Rajk

    Pages 46-66

    Pető, Andrea

  • The Release and Rehabilitation of Victims of Stalinist Terror in Poland

    Pages 67-86

    Kładoczny, Piotr

  • The Limits of Rehabilitation: The 1930s Stalinist Terror and Its Legacy in Post-1953 East Germany

    Pages 87-108

    Stibbe, Matthew

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
De-Stalinising Eastern Europe
Book Subtitle
The Rehabilitation of Stalin's Victims after 1953
Editors
  • Kevin McDermott
  • Matthew Stibbe
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-36892-8
DOI
10.1057/9781137368928
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-36891-1
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-55832-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 262
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