The Black Book of Communism: Crimes, Terror, Repression (review)

  title={The Black Book of Communism: Crimes, Terror, Repression (review)},
  author={Amir Weiner},
  journal={Journal of Interdisciplinary History},
  • A. Weiner
  • Published 1 November 2001
  • History
  • Journal of Interdisciplinary History
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  • C. Read
  • History, Political Science
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  • 2019
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We analyze the extent and effects of job-related persecution under communist regimes in the Czech Republic and Poland using a representative sample of individuals aged 50+ from the Survey of Health,