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The Effects of Stalin's Purge on Three Generations of Russian Families
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Code: DJ 3.1 (1) Baker - Gippenreiter
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Katharine G. Baker, DSW and Julia B. Gippenreiter, PhD

This article reports the results of a joint Russian-American research project that studied the multigenerational impact of the 1930s Stalin Purge. It has been estimated that between twenty and forty million people died in the purge. Through in-depth interviews in the winter of 1993-94 with fifty grandchildren of purge victims, the study explored the impact of this historical event on family life. It also examined the functional variation of family members in the third generation in relation to the way families had dealt with the loss of grandparents. The results of the study indicated support for the hypothesis that cutoff from grandparents was significantly inversely associated with aspects of functioning in the grandchild generation. Additionally, a personal research effort into family history and the ability to actively protest political coercion were positively related to social functioning.

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