A People and Country Decimated

A People and Country Decimated

Constant Wonder

Kazakh Famine

Episode: Kazakh Famine

  • Dec 4, 2020 7:00 pm
  • 28:33 mins

Guest: Sarah Cameron, associate professor of history at the University of Maryland, College Park, author of "The Hungry Steppe: Famine, Violence, and the Making of Soviet Kazakhsta" One of the lesser-known evils of the Stalinist Regime was the forced resettlement of Kazakh nomads in an effort to collectivize farming, a policy that resulted in the deaths of over 1.5 million people. Until recently, the Kazakh famine and its repercussions were largely unknown to the West and the Republic of Kazakstan itself.