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Harvest of despair : life and death in Ukraine under Nazi rule

Author: Karel C Berkhoff; American Council of Learned Societies.
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Karel Berkhoff provides a searing portrait of life in the Third Reich's largest colony. Under the Nazis, a blend of German nationalism, anti-Semitism, and racist notions about the Slavs produced a reign of terror and genocide. But it is impossible to understand fully Ukraine's response to this assault without addressing the impact of decades of repressive Soviet rule. Berkhoff shows how a pervasive Soviet mentality
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Karel C Berkhoff; American Council of Learned Societies.
ISBN: 0674013131 9780674013131
OCLC Number: 1058021172
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Mich. : University of Michigan, Scholarly Publishing Office, 2008. Mode of access: World Wide Web. Available to subscribing institutions.
Description: xiii, 463 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Soviet Ukraine and the German Invasion --
2. The Reichskommissariat Ukraine --
3. The Holocaust of the Jews and Roma --
4. Prisoners of War --
5. Life in the Countryside --
6. Conditions in the Cities --
7. Famine in Kiev --
8. Popular Culture --
9. Ethnic Identity and Political Loyalties --
10. Religion and Popular Piety --
11. Deportations and Forced Migrations --
12. Toward the End of Nazi Rule.
Other Titles: Life and death in Ukraine under Nazi rule
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"Karel Berkhoff provides a searing portrait of life in the Third Reich's largest colony. Under the Nazis, a blend of German nationalism, anti-Semitism, and racist notions about the Slavs produced a reign of terror and genocide. But it is impossible to understand fully Ukraine's response to this assault without addressing the impact of decades of repressive Soviet rule. Berkhoff shows how a pervasive Soviet mentality worked against solidarity, which helps explain why the vast majority of the population did not resist the Germans. He also challenges standard views of wartime eastern Europe by treating in a more nuanced way issues of collaboration and local anti-Semitism."

"Berkhoff offers a multifaceted discussion that includes the brutal nature of the Nazi administration; the genocide of the Jews and Roma; the deliberate starving of Kiev; mass deportations within and beyond Ukraine; the role of ethnic Germans; religion and national culture; partisans and the German response; and the desperate struggle to stay alive."--Jacket.

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