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The Victims Return


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Prologue Chapter 1: The History of a Book Chapter 2: Liberation Chapter 3: The Victims Return Chapter 4: The Rise and Fall of 'Khruschev's Zeks' Chapter 5: The Victims Vanish, and Return Again Epilogue: Stalin's Victims and Russia's Future

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Stalin's reign of terror in the Soviet Union has been called 'the other Holocaust'. During the Stalin years, it is thought that more innocent men, women and children perished than in Hitler's destruction of the European Jews. This book tells the story of the survivors.

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Stephen F. Cohen is a leading scholar of Soviet and post-Soviet Russia, media commentator and author of several widely acclaimed books. He is Professor of Russian Studies and History at New York University and Emeritus Professor of Politics at Princeton. His books include Bukharin and the Bolshevik Revolution; Rethinking the Soviet Experience and Failed Crusade: America and the Tragedy of Post-Communist Russia.


'[Cohen] helps us better understand Russia's enigmatic present and better appreciate what to look for as it lurches into the future.' - The New York Times '[Cohen] brings all his personal passion, loyalty and exuberance to his subject.' - Mary Dejevsky, The Independent 'In The Victims Return, Stephen Cohen tells of one of the greatest human tragedies of the twentieth century, and he has told it powerfully.' - Robert Conquest 'A striking memoir - Cohen engages fully - and personally - with the debate on the way [Russians] continue to grapple with their Stalinist legacy.' - The New Yorker 'The Victims Return should be read by anyone who seeks a better understanding of key social issues and a national psychology that have defined Russia's recent past. Because they continue to define it today.' - The Moscow News

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