Soviet mass violence in Estonia revisited

  title={Soviet mass violence in Estonia revisited},
  author={Olaf Mertelsmann and Aigi Rahi-Tamm},
  journal={Journal of Genocide Research},
  pages={307 - 322}
Soviet mass violence in the annexed Baltic republics was first researched by émigré historians, who could not use archives. Due to the “archival revolution” we possess today a more variegated picture of the scale and nature of Soviet repression. Approximately 12–14 percent of the population became victims of Soviet persecution and 4 percent died. Single cases of mass killings and 3,000 death penalties are documented, but the majority of deaths stemmed from criminal neglect. While émigr… Expand
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