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This is an at one time accurate and still highly misleading number. The total numbers and ratios of Jews in that organisation varied enormously. While true for at 'the highest point', this point is really just a point on the timeline, with vastly lower figures on the rest of it. The Snyder quote in context reads: Internationalism was not hypocrisy, and ...


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I can't find examples of nails, but there's a concrete example of chemical equipment where a factory avoided switching to producing superior models because they were lighter... and their output was measured by weight. There's also articles on the subject of rolled metal products. From the book "Planning Problems in the USSR" there are some specific ...


5

The book Social Problems in a Free Society: Myths, Absurdities, and Realities by Myles J. Kelleher (alt link) documents many of the idiosyncrasies of Soviet planned economy. It mentions the nail story and points to the cartoon in Krokodil, but it gives references for similar anecdotes. Production managers frequently met their output goals in ways that ...


4

The one thing somewhat like the quote that he wrote, in 1914, was: A new form of family, new conditions in the status of women and in the upbringing of the younger generation are prepared by the highest forms of present-day capitalism: the labor of women and children and the break-up of the patriarchal family by capitalism inevitably assume the most ...


3

It is utterly and completely untrue to say that the tradition of holding parades and marches to celebrate a victory comes from Nazi Germany. Victory parades were held in Ancient Roman times, and have continued on and off ever since. Napoleon held a victory parade in 1810, and the Allies held parades to celebrate his defeat in 1815. There were victory ...


3

It is almost an exact quote from Lenin's time, but not by Lenin. Instead, in 1918, Sir John Robertson, the Medical Officer of Health for Birmingham, UK said: To destroy the family is to destroy the nation


3

It seems quite incompatible with recorded history. The language used, the political connections drawn and most important: the date alawys used in this unsourced propaganda from anti-communists lessen the probability and plausibility severely. At the centre of World Revolution, Stalin controlled large funds for communists outside the Soviet Union and ...


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Well, there is some evidence here, although I'm not sure how to interpret it. Still, I haven't found the directive either. The National Republic, Volumes 30-31 published a relevant article, but unfortunately I can't actually read it freely and have to rely on Google Books snippets. I'm not sure if I'm looking at a section in 30 or 31; 30 was published in (...


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I'm guessing I understand the question (which isn't phrased perfectly clearly, I'm sorry). We all know that both the Soviets and the Nazis were fond of military parades. For example, here's their joint victory parade in occupied Poland, held during the years when they were friends and allies: (Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/German%E2%80%...


1

"Quietly returned to their former lives" is probably hard to ascertain. That's because there were also substantial anti-Soviet partisan movements after the Germans were expelled. Even more numerous were people (not only Nazi collaborators) who just took the the woods for a while. What is certain is that the Soviets (and their client governments) offered ...


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