Norwegians in the Stalinist Terror: New Perspectives for Research
2015 (English)In: Fortid, ISSN 1504-1913, E-ISSN 1891-1668, no 2, 18-22 p.Article in journal (Other academic) Published
Stalinism like Nazism is a Europe-wide phenomenon. This means that the history of Stalinism could not be grasped inside the Soviet Union. In the past of the tiny Norwegian minority in Russia the history of Stalin’s dictatorship, of democratic Norway and of the international communist movement combined in a bizarre form. Access to previously unavailable sources from Soviet archives has brought to light a little-known history, namely “national operations” of the Soviet secret police (NKVD) and the deportation of minorities, one of the central features of Stalinist repression. However, most prior studies have been concerned with large minority groups. The faith of ethnic Norwegians in Stalin’s Soviet Union is under-studied and the main contribution to this subject was made by a journalist Morten Jentoft.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. no 2, 18-22 p.
Soviet ethnic cleansings, Nordic minorities, Barents Sea region
Research subject Historical Studies
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-28580Local ID: 735/42/2012OAI: oai:DiVA.org:sh-28580DiVA: diva2:860857
ProjectsSoviet Nordic Minorities and Ethnic Cleansings on the Kola Peninsula
FunderThe Foundation for Baltic and East European Studies, 735/42/2012