Soviet Partisan Violence against Soviet Civilians: Targeting Their Own

@article{Statiev2014SovietPV,
  title={Soviet Partisan Violence against Soviet Civilians: Targeting Their Own},
  author={Alexander Statiev},
  journal={Europe-Asia Studies},
  year={2014},
  volume={66},
  pages={1525 - 1552}
}
Applying the ‘victory at all costs’ principle adopted during World War II, partisans—the long arm of the Soviet regime in the occupied territories—pressured civilians to resist the enemy. The thinking behind most of their coercive policies seemed rational within the framework of this concept; however, the passions produced by merciless fighting, communist dogma, Stalinist culture with its habitual witch-hunts, and the belief in collective guilt frequently escalated coercion far beyond rational… Expand
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