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Events

Nazi occupation
 
Red Army advances into Europe
 
Changes to European borders
 
Creation of Peoples' Democracies
 
Nazi-Soviet Pact
 
Start of Second World War. Germany invades Poland.
 
Operation Barbarossa: Germany invades USSR
 
Cominform
 
Death of Stalin
 
20th Party Congress
 

Timeline of purges

Annexation of new territories
 
Punished peoples
 
Purges
 
"Enemy" civilian population
 
Political deportations to USSR
 
Anti-Soviet resistance in Baltic countries and western Ukraine
 
Collectivisation in newly annexed territories
 
Strikes and uprisings in Gulag
 
Amnisties
 
1930s in USSR
 
Amnesty for Polish citizens
 

Topics

Death of Stalin
Death of Stalin
Hunger
Hunger
Childhood in the Gulag
Childhood in the Gulag
The others
The others
Becoming Soviet?
Becoming Soviet?
The journey to resettlment
The journey to resettlment
Life after the Gulag
Life after the Gulag
Daily life
Daily life
Surviving by deportation
Surviving by deportation
Work in deportation
Work in deportation
The camp prisoners resist
The camp prisoners resist
Purges in the territories annexed to the USSR, 1944-1952
Purges in the territories annexed to the USSR, 1944-1952
Setting the pattern for “special settlements”
Setting the pattern for “special settlements”
Memoir literature
Memoir literature

Witnesses

Henry Welch
Henry Welch
Silva Linarte
Silva Linarte
Teodor Shanin
Teodor Shanin
Irena Ašmontaitė - Giedrienė
Irena Ašmontaitė - Giedrienė
Vincas Krušas
Vincas Krušas
Iser Šliomovičius
Iser Šliomovičius
Sandra Kalniete
Sandra Kalniete
Jacow Shats
Jacow Shats
Antanas Petrikonis
Antanas Petrikonis
Klara Hartmann
Klara Hartmann
Adam Chwaliński
Adam Chwaliński
Juozas Eidukiavičius
Juozas Eidukiavičius
Micheline Herc
Micheline Herc
Antanas Seikalis
Antanas Seikalis
Juliana Zarchi
Juliana Zarchi
Zofia Helwing
Zofia Helwing
Stella Jankovska
Stella Jankovska
Imrich Gallik
Imrich Gallik
August Matz
August Matz
Ján Antal
Ján Antal
Michał Giedroyć
Michał Giedroyć
Olga Vidlovskaia
Olga Vidlovskaia
Marite Kontrimaite
Marite Kontrimaite
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