Women's Experiences of Repression in the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe: 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Women's Experiences of Repression in the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe

1st Edition

By Kelly Hignett, Melanie Ilic, Dalia Leinarte, Corina Snitar


196 pages

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Based on extensive original research, including studies of autobiographies and biographies, reminiscences and memoirs, archived oral history data and interviews conducted by the authors, this book provides a rich picture of how women experienced repression in the former Soviet bloc. Although focusing on key years when repression was at its height – 1937 for the Soviet Union, 1941 for Lithuania and Poland, 1948 for Czechoslovakia and 1956 for Romania – the book ranges more widely. It demonstrates that although far fewer women than men were the direct victims of repression, women experienced severe repression in many ways, including exile, deportation and as family members of those arrested, imprisoned and executed.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction

2. Women’s Experiences of 1937: Everyday Legacies of the Purges and the Great Terror in the Soviet Union

3. Victims and Collective Trauma: Surviving Mass Repression and Living through the Soviet period

4. Women’s Experiences of Repression in Czechoslovakia, 1948-1968

5. Women’s Experiences of 1956: Student Protesters and Partisans in Romania

About the Authors

Kelly Hignett is a Senior Lecturer in History at Leeds Beckett University

Melanie Ilic is Professor of Soviet History at the University of Gloucestershire

Dalia Leinarte is Professor of History at Vilnius University

Corina Snitar is a PhD candidate at the University of Glasgow

Eszter Zsofia Toth is in the Research Institute for History, Budapest

About the Series

Routledge Studies in the History of Russia and Eastern Europe

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / General