Violence from Below: Explaining Crimes against Civilians across Soviet Space, 1943–1947

Mark Edele, F. Slaveski

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Abstract

© 2016 University of Glasgow.The end of World War II brought little relief to the lands it ravaged most. Mass wartime violence continued in the Soviet space beyond the ‘false peace’ of 1945. Historians have sought to explain this violence in terms of the ‘wartime brutalisation’ of state and citizens alike, though this approach is limited in explaining how and why violence continued after 1945. This article shifts focus from psychology to social history to argue that the disintegration of Soviet state control is central to explaining the enduring violence after 1945 and understanding its emergence as much ‘from below’ as ‘from above’.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1020-1035
JournalEurope - Asia Studies
Volume68
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016

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