torsdag 8 november 2012

Mer psykolognytt...

Marilyn Murray i Moscow Times beskriver Sovjetiska fenomen...

Communal living was encouraged and often was the only option. With many families living in close quarters, children could be scolded and disciplined by any adult living there. One man said: "I always felt like I had six mothers or grandmothers. All the women in the apartment told me what to do and screamed at me when they thought I was doing something wrong."

In the 1920s and 1930s when Stalin needed huge numbers of laborers for his gigantic industrialization and building projects, he set quotas for the number of persons who should be arrested and sent to the labor camps. As a result, denunciations became more intense as people feared for their own lives and decided to first denounce others in the hopes of saving themselves. Soon, a climate of universal fear overtook the country as men, women and children were told it was their duty to denounce traitors to the Soviet system. If they did not denounce others, they could be suspected of disloyalty and arrested.

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