Hot Memory/Cold Memory: The Political Half-Life of Fascism and Communism

The noted historian Robert Conquest once said that, despite his condemnation of Soviet atrocities, he “feels” that the Nazi Holocaust was “worse” than the crimes of Stalinism. Many people agree, even if they recognize the horrendous nature of Communist crimes – political famine and ethnic cleansing, tens of thousands of judicial murders, the massive deaths in the network of prison labor camps.