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German Communists in the Soviet Union after 1933

Version
1.0.0
Resource Type
Dataset
Creator
  • Grekov, Boris (Ehem. Akademie der Wissenschaften der Sowjetunion, Moskau)
Publication Date
1993
Contributor
  • B. Grekov, Ehem. Akademie der Wissenschaften der Sowjetunion, Moskau (Data Collector)
Language
German
Classification
  • ZA:
    • Historical Studies Data
Description
  • Abstract

    Production of a database of all German communists who emigrated to the Soviet Union after the seizure of power by Hitler with particular consideration of their fate there in view of the purges by Stalin after approx. 1937. Through the opening of the archives (also KGB) for the first time it was possible to resolve the puzzle of the whereabouts of many German communists in the USSR. Currently the investigation encompasses over 2000 cases, but is not yet completed, in part because access to the archives has again become more difficult. Topics: The database encompasses information on name, origins, school education, occupation, party membership and function, emigration, whereabouts and activity in the former USSR, as well as information on arrests, trial and possibly death sentence. (Through recording data with phonetic transliteration into Cyrillic in survey on the occasion of entry as well as the re-transliteration into German when entering the data into the database much information contains gaps or has become unclear.)
Temporal Coverage
  • 1933 / 1945
Geographic Coverage
  • USSR, Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (SUHH)
Sampling
Census with situation of unclear file
Collection Mode
  • File analysis (immigration files, trial files, secret service files)
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Text Unit
    Number of Units: 2091
    Number of Variables: 30
Availability
Delivery
B - Data and documents are released for academic research and teaching, if the results won’t be published. If any publications or any further work on the results is planned, permission must be obtained by the Data Archive.
Rights
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA8064 (Type: ZA-No.)

Update Metadata: 2017-12-29 | Issue Number: 7 | Registration Date: 2010-07-23

Grekov, Boris (1993): Deutsche Kommunisten in der Sowjetunion nach 1933. Version: 1.0.0. GESIS Datenarchiv. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.4232/1.8064