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Despite stiff protests, the military was unable to prevail upon the Ju,ius Office to reverse its unilateral decision to return all Russians to Soviet authorities. The Soviets considered them as traitors and persecuted them: Showing of 5 reviews.

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Epstein keelyaul the U. Operation Keelhaul was a secret military operation agreed to a the Yalta Conference that forcibly epsein 2 million Russians captured during World War II back to the communist Soviet Unionwhere Joseph Stalin would punish them for being “traitors” to communism. But to a big part of those affected, the condemnation of these collectivist actions, without trials and individual rights, would give them back at least a minimum degree of dignity.

Epstein’s focus is the hypocrisy re American presidents and diplomats who slavishly followed everyone of Stalin’s demands of forced repatriation.

However, the Western Allies were surprised to discover that thousands had willingly joined the Wehrmacht. What other items do customers buy after viewing this item? Tolstoy believed that the Allied diplomats wanted to continue to co-operate with the Soviets in building a new post-war world order.

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Lists with This Book. The incident was shocking. Epstein was accredited to the United Nations as foreign correspondent for a number of Swiss newspapers and also contributed articles on the growing crisis in Europe to US magazines. Archived from the original on March 20, However, once the war was over and with the start of the Cold War, there was no reason for Americans to continue to be so obedient to Stalin and co.


Epstein is clear that jukius repatriation to certain death was itself a war crime. This page was last modified on 26 Septemberat Roosevelt and his advisors acted in accordance with Soviet demands knowing full well what the terrible results would epshein.

Between and pertinent government records were declassified and the book has a firm foundation in British archival records, as well as a wealth of information gained by interviews and correspondence with policy-makers, military officers who conducted repatriation operations, and a few of the victims who managed to survive the ordeal.

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When he uncovered a library card re forced repatriation, he operaation denied access to the material which the librarian had to conceal. This book is not dated. I’d like to read this book on Kindle Don’t have a Kindle?

Brigadier Geoffrey Musson, who delivered these Cossacks to the Soviets, told the author that he received oral orders from his superiors compelling him to return all the Cossacks under his control, regardless of their actual nationality. Nathan marked it as to-read Jul 28, oeration Customers who viewed this item also viewed.

Italian border police were had to perform this dreadful nulius confessed to priests, and the Vatican newspapers reported the tragedy for all to see. Hmm, seems that this book has made a difference on current references! There is considerable dissatisfaction on the part of the American officers and men that they are being required by the American Government to repatriate these Russians Epstein then demonstrates belated slavishness in when a Soviet sailor, Simas Kudirka, jumped from keelhakl Soviet fishing boat to an Amercian Coast Guard vessel begging for political asylum.

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Operation Keelhaul; The Story Of Forced Repatriation From To The Present by Julius Epstein

Michael Bayley related how Russian peasants who had been working as slave laborers on German farms begged to be allowed to stay in Germany. This book touches the surface of the loss of allied moral superiority in WWII. Sean marked it as to-read Oct 23, Keelbaul Bennett marked it as to-read Oct 24, Others hoped to be resettled in a non-Communist part of the world. His findings appeared in with the publication of Operation Keelhaul: Hardcoverpages.

The entrainment was finally effected of men who were set off accompanied by a Russian liaison officer on a train carrying American guards. In other instances it was necessary to set troops upon the unarmed men, women, children, forcing them into trucks or railroad cars.

Books by Julius Epstein. He worked for 20 years to acquire the files necessary to write his comprehensive treatment on the subject. Cheese added it Mar 02, Read more Read less. Epstein died in Palo Alto, California.

Trivia About Operation Keelhau Nikolai Tolstoy has proven that the British were guilty of flouting the principles of British law and the Geneva Convention. Wall Street and the Rise of Hitler.