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Nathan Bracher

and II, the Holocaust, Stalinism, and the atomic bomb. The “countless questions” stemming from the ongoing contemporaneity with these catastrophes are the object of this book, whose epistemological orientation is relatively well-defined at both the

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Between Trauma and Resilience

A Transnational Reading of Women's Life Writing about Wartime Rape in Germany and Bosnia and Herzegovina

Agatha Schwartz and Tatjana Takševa

two million German women and Stalin's approval of this type of violence. 74 The article cites several recent books on the subject as well as excerpts from survivor testimonies, and makes the point that Milovan Djilas, a high-ranking Yugoslav

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Johanna Gehmacher, Svetla Baloutzova, Orlin Sabev, Nezihe Bilhan, Tsvetelin Stepanov, Evgenia Kalinova, Zorana Antonijevic, Alexandra Ghit, Chiara Bonfiglioli, Ana Luleva, Barbara Klich-Kluczewska, Courtney Doucette, Katarzyna Stańczak-Wiślicz, Valentina Mitkova, Vjollca Krasniqi, Pepka Boyadjieva, Marina Hughson, and Rayna Gavrilova

year following Joseph Stalin’s death, the Soviet literary journal Novyi mir (New world) published Ilya Ehrenburg’s novella Ottepel (The thaw), which came to provide a name for the momentous years following Stalin’s death. In the 1950s and 1960s

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Siberian Newspapers of the Russian Empire and USSR Periods

Issues of Conservation, Digitization, and Scientific Use

Viacheslav Shevtsov

industrialization of the 1930s are represented on the website of Kemerovo Regional Scientific Library. These are newspapers such as Leninskii put’ (Lenin’s way), Stalinski put’ (Stalin’s way), and Sotsialisticheskaia stroika ”(Socialist construction). 13 It is

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Revisiting Existential Marxism

A Reply to Alfred Betschart

Ronald Aronson

of individual self-determination and the commitment to collective human self-determination animating even the ugliest forms of Marxism. Despite Stalinism, Sartre resonated with Marxism and, with characteristic ambition, between the mid-1940s and into

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Hegelianisms without Metaphysics?

David James, Bahareh Ebne Alian, and Jean Terrier

Stalin's show trials and his equation of the Russian Revolution with concrete utopia are not accidental to his philosophy. This has to do with his inherently theological mode of thought: his perception as a theologist should not be brushed off – as

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Alfred Betschart

Marxists and anarchists in the First International and between Mensheviks and Bolsheviks in the RSDLP were the forerunners of Stalin's terror régime from the 1930s to his death in 1953. For Sartre, the prerequisite of a successful revolution is the

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The Costs of German Division

A Research Report

Werner Pfennig, Vu Tien Dung, and Alexander Pfennig

Germany’s unification. As a response to Stalin’s note of March 1952, 16 the ministry set up a research council for questions of unification and its members did detailed studies, for example, on how to privatize East Germany’s state-planned economy after

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Safi Mahmoud Mahfouz

performed under tyranny, leaving marks on the interpretation and reception of Shakespeare’s texts. Twentieth-century absolutist tyrants like Hitler, Stalin and Mussolini created police states to enforce their ideologies and used tactics of terror: genocide

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Lionel Blue

member of the far left Hashomer Hatzair . But I was now, alas, bereft of any ideology and I needed one for adolescent sublimation. I had painfully separated Stalinism from Marxism. I was wary of all nationalism because, as an ideology, it had wrecked