Harvest of Despair: Life and Death in Ukraine Under Nazi Rule

Harvest of Despair Life and Death in Ukraine Under Nazi Rule If I find a Ukrainian who is worthy of sitting at the same table with me I must have him shot declared Nazi commissar Erich Koch To the Nazi leaders the Ukrainians were Untermenschen subhumans But

  • Title: Harvest of Despair: Life and Death in Ukraine Under Nazi Rule
  • Author: Karel C. Berkhoff
  • ISBN: 9780674013131
  • Page: 184
  • Format: Hardcover
  • If I find a Ukrainian who is worthy of sitting at the same table with me, I must have him shot, declared Nazi commissar Erich Koch To the Nazi leaders, the Ukrainians were Untermenschen subhumans But the rich land was deemed prime territory for Lebensraum expansion Once the Germans rid the country of Jews, Roma, and Bolsheviks, the Ukrainians would be used to harvestIf I find a Ukrainian who is worthy of sitting at the same table with me, I must have him shot, declared Nazi commissar Erich Koch To the Nazi leaders, the Ukrainians were Untermenschen subhumans But the rich land was deemed prime territory for Lebensraum expansion Once the Germans rid the country of Jews, Roma, and Bolsheviks, the Ukrainians would be used to harvest the land for the master race Karel Berkhoff provides a searing portrait of life in the Third Reich s largest colony Under the Nazis, a blend of German nationalism, anti Semitism, and racist notions about the Slavs produced a reign of terror and genocide But it is impossible to understand fully Ukraine s response to this assault without addressing the impact of decades of repressive Soviet rule Berkhoff shows how a pervasive Soviet mentality worked against solidarity, which helps explain why the vast majority of the population did not resist the Germans nuanced way issues of collaboration and local anti Semitism Berkhoff offers a multifaceted discussion that includes the brutal nature of the Nazi administration the genocide of the Jews and Roma the deliberate starving of Kiev mass deportations within and beyond Ukraine the role of ethnic Germans religion and national culture partisans and the German response and the desperate struggle to stay alive Harvest of Despair is a gripping depiction of ordinary people trying to survive extraordinary events.

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    2. A very comprehensive book on the history of the Reichskommissariat Ukraine. The author diligently portrays the complexities, contradictions and variations across different regions and takes into account the local cultural and national factors, including the violent strife between Polish and Ukrainian nationalists.This book helped me put into perspective the tidbits of information (or lack of them) I heard from my family. Some of my relatives lived in Poltava area during the Nazi occupation.The b [...]

    3. This is a very difficult and painful book to read because, to put it vulgarly, the people of Ukraine could not catch a fucking break. They go from Stalin and the Terror-Famine to the Nazis, who quite deliberately starved the urban population and generally behaved like, well, Nazis, and at the end of the war, of course, they are doomed to go right back to Stalin; in post-WWII Soviet Ukraine, people were persecuted for having survived the occupation:Red Army veterans, former partisans, and Soviet [...]

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