The Soviet Famine of 1932–1933 Reconsidered

  title={The Soviet Famine of 1932–1933 Reconsidered},
  author={Hiroaki Kuromiya},
  journal={Europe-Asia Studies},
  pages={663 - 675}
  • H. Kuromiya
  • Published 21 May 2008
  • Sociology
  • Europe-Asia Studies
Abstract Recent advances in research on the 1932–1933 Soviet famine, most notably the monograph by R. W. Davies and S. G. Wheatcroft [2004, The Years of Hunger: Soviet Agriculture, 1931–1933 (Basingstoke, Palgrave Macmillan)], have generated a debate, involving Michael Ellman and Mark Tauger, on the pages of this journal. The present essay re-examines this debate in two areas: intentionality (did Stalin cause the famine in order to kill millions?) and the Ukrainian factor (was the famine a… 
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