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The Resource Fortress dark and stern : the Soviet home front during World War II, Wendy Z. Goldman and Donald Filtzer, (electronic resource)

Fortress dark and stern : the Soviet home front during World War II, Wendy Z. Goldman and Donald Filtzer, (electronic resource)

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Fortress dark and stern : the Soviet home front during World War II
Title
Fortress dark and stern
Title remainder
the Soviet home front during World War II
Statement of responsibility
Wendy Z. Goldman and Donald Filtzer
Title variation
Soviet home front during World War II
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Language
eng
Summary
"The book tells the story, largely unknown to Western readers, of the Soviet home front during World War II. After Hitler's invasion in 1941, German troops conquered the heartland of Soviet industry and agriculture and turned the occupied territories into mass killing fields. In one of the greatest wartime feats in history, Soviet workers rapidly evacuated factories, food, and people thousands of miles to the east and built a new industrial base beyond the reach of German bombers. As millions of refugees and evacuees streamed east, mass epidemics engulfed the country. Health officials battled to establish new public health regulations. The Soviet state reached the height of its power, imposing military discipline and mobilizing millions of people to work thousands of miles from home. The state assumed responsibility for feeding the nation through a strict ration system. Given terrible food shortages, many people, including workers, began to starve. This book examines the dark and painful war years from a new perspective, telling the stories of evacuees, refugees, teenaged and women workers, runaways from work, Gulag prisoners, and deportees. The narrative follows the Red Army as it retreated east and then battled back westward after Stalingrad, presenting "total war" behind the front lines in a chronicle of spirited defense efforts, draconian state directives, teeming black markets, and selfless heroism. Based on a vast trove of new archival materials, the book tells the story of suffering, sacrifice, and commitment that made the Allied victory possible"--
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Goldman, Wendy Z
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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Filtzer, Donald A
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  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Soviets (People)
  • War and society
  • Soviet Union
  • Soviet Union
  • Soviet Union
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Fortress dark and stern : the Soviet home front during World War II, Wendy Z. Goldman and Donald Filtzer, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Panic, Scorched Earth, and Evacuation -- Rolling East and Resettlement -- The Staff of Life: Feeding the People -- Illicit Provisioning: Inequality, Leveling, and Black Markets -- "All for the Front": Free Labor, Prisoners, and Deportees -- The Labor System in Crisis: The Limits of Mobilization -- Coercion Constrained: The Wartime Labor Laws -- The Public's Health -- "Our Cause is Just": Loyalty, Propaganda, and Popular Moods -- "Brick Dust and Ashes": Liberation and Reconstruction,
Control code
ssj0002453463
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (pages cm)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Available to multiple simultaneous users
Isbn
9780190618414
Lccn
2020037848
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0002453463
Label
Fortress dark and stern : the Soviet home front during World War II, Wendy Z. Goldman and Donald Filtzer, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Panic, Scorched Earth, and Evacuation -- Rolling East and Resettlement -- The Staff of Life: Feeding the People -- Illicit Provisioning: Inequality, Leveling, and Black Markets -- "All for the Front": Free Labor, Prisoners, and Deportees -- The Labor System in Crisis: The Limits of Mobilization -- Coercion Constrained: The Wartime Labor Laws -- The Public's Health -- "Our Cause is Just": Loyalty, Propaganda, and Popular Moods -- "Brick Dust and Ashes": Liberation and Reconstruction,
Control code
ssj0002453463
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (pages cm)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Available to multiple simultaneous users
Isbn
9780190618414
Lccn
2020037848
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0002453463

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