By Furr Grover
BLOOD LIES: The facts that each Accusation opposed to Joseph Stalin and the Soviet Union in Timothy Snyder's "Bloodlands Is False." PLUS: What particularly occurred in: the Famine of 1932-33; the "Polish Operation"; the "Great Terror"; the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact; the "Soviet invasion of Poland"; the "Katyn Massacre"; the Warsaw rebellion; and "Stalin's Anti-Semitism" (ISBN: 978-0-692-20099-5) by means of Grover Furr
"Bloodlands. Europe among Hitler and Stalin, via Timothy Snyder" (N.Y: simple Books, 2010) is through a long way the main profitable try to date to equate Stalin with Hitler, the Soviet Union with Nazi Germany. It has got dozens of rave reports, prizes for historiography; and has been translated into 25 languages.
Snyder's major goal is Joseph Stalin. His broader declare is that the Soviets killed 6 to nine million blameless civilians whereas the Nazis have been killing approximately 14 million. Snyder reveals parallels among Soviet and Nazi crimes at each flip.
Grover Furr methodically checked each footnote to whatever that may be construed as against the law via Stalin, the USSR, or pro-Soviet communists. Snyder's major resources are in Polish and Ukrainian, in hard-to-find books and articles. Many assets are reprinted in Blood Lies of their unique languages - Polish, Ukrainian, German, Russian - continually with English translations.
Furr has discovered that each unmarried "crime" Snyder alleges is fake - a fabrication. frequently Snyder's resources don't say what he claims. usually Snyder cites anticommunist Polish and Ukrainian secondary assets that do the mendacity for him. no longer a unmarried accusation holds up.
Blood Lies exposes the lies and falsehoods at the back of Soviet background of the Stalin interval with a similar meticulous awareness to aspect as Furr's 2011 paintings "Khrushchev Lied," and his 2013 e-book "The homicide of Sergei Kirov."