The Great Terror in the USSR – 1937-1938

by Tomasz Kizny in collaboration with Dominique Roynette

Album The Great Terror is devoted to the memory of victims of a crime against the humanity, committed in the USSR in 1937-1938, when during 15 months 750 000 people were murdered (an average of 1600 executions per day).
Preface: Arsenij Roginski, historian, human rights defender, chairman of the International “Memorial” Society in Moscow.
Historical introduction: Nicolas Werth, French historian, professor of Centre national de la recherche scientifique (CNRS) in Paris.
The project was carried out by Tomasz Kizny in Russian Federation, Ukraine and Belarus in 2008-2011.


Contemporary photographs: Tomasz Kizny
Archival photographs: Archive of the “Memorial” Society, Central FSB RF Archive, State RF Archive in Moscow, State Archive of Film and Photo Documents in Krasnogorsk.
French edition: Editions Noir sur Blanc, Lausanne
Polish edition: Agora SA in cooperation with the Foundation “Opowiedz To – Picture This”.
The Great Terror project was financed by German foundations Bundesstiftung zur Aufarbeitung der SED-Diktatur, Gerda Henkel Stiftung, under the patronage of Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin – Institute for Advanced Study and in the collaboration with the International “Memorial” Society in Moscow.

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