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The USSR: A State Against its People

Course number : 19419   
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The 1917 Russian Revolution brought crimes, terror, repression. In 1917, the Cheka (secret police) was formed; in 1918 the Red Terror began. There followed imprisonment and hostage taking; executions, without trial; state-inflicted-famines; forced collectivization; concentration camps (yes, before the Nazis); labor camps; deportation of ethnic groups; Great Purge of 1937-1938; Katyn massacre of Polish officers . . . Estimated total deaths: 20 million. We’ll study this with YouTube videos corroborated by The Black Book of Communism, The Gulag Archipelago, and Harvest of Sorrow. Videos include “The Secret Lenin,” “Norilsk Labor Complex,” “Butovo Killing Field,” “Forced Relocation of Crimean Tatars,” and “The Infamous Moscow Show Trial.”

Class Details

2 Sessions
Weekly - Thu

CE South Building

Donald Gluck 



Please read:  The class is eligible for tuition remission through Personal Enrichment.



Registration Closes On
Thursday, May 2, 2019 @ 11:59 PM

Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
5/2/2019 - 5/9/2019 Weekly - Thu 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Albuquerque, CE South Building  Map, Room: 109 Donald Gluck