1937 - Stalin's Year of Terror
Springfield Publishers, Wpg. MB
Description: 281 Pages
Stalin's rule would forever etch itself on the pages of history as an example of the unimaginable lengths to which such suppression and destruction of huge segments of the population could be taken. For a long time there seemed to be no measures and resources left in the land to put on brakes, and call an end to the outright killings of many millions of Russians, including Mennonites. These are brought to our attention in the study undertaken here.
The story of "1937" presents in the most painfully stark outline what this mini-holocaust, if you would, the Stalin purging policies came to mean for Mennonites in particular. In so doing, this account provides a more complete picture of these horrible realities than all other studies have done till now. - Lawrence Klippenstein, Former Archivist and Director at the Mennonite Heritage Centre, Winnipeg.