Der Holodomor im Vergleich. Zur Phänomenologie der Massenvernichtung | Mannheimer Zentrum für Europäische Sozialforschung

Egbert Jahn
Der Holodomor im Vergleich. Zur Phänomenologie der Massenvernichtung

Osteuropa, 2004: 54, Heft 12, S. 13-32

The unique extermination of millions of people by means of a deliberately instigated famine, which took place in 1932-33, was an event on a similar scale to the mass murder of Jews by the Nazis. However, the motivations were quite different: they included the calculation that the famine would serve to secure Soviet rule, considerations related to the politics of social class, questions of linguistic and cultural policy, national interests, and other factors.