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edmund_the_destroyer wrote

Good question. I'm curious to see what other books and resources are suggested.

I found an autobiography by disgraced Soviet general Grigorenko. Most of the people in his home town in Ukraine were starved to death by Stalinist policies in the.. 1920s, I think. He lost dozens of friends and colleagues to execution for treason, and it wasn't until years later he realized they were guilty of nothing and confessed because they were being tortured.

Admittedly Grigorenko was accepted by the West and ends his book praising capitalism in the US. So it's hard to know how much of the book was propaganda by the US. But the stories are horrifying.